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SEA Games: Once Malaysian, Singaporean shuttler Loh Kean Yew has no regrets switching allegiances

KUALA LUMPUR — Penang-born badminton player Loh Kean Yew has no regrets switching allegiances to Singapore.

SEA Games: Once Malaysian, Singaporean shuttler Loh Kean Yew has no regrets switching allegiances

Singapore's Kean Yew Loh lost 1-2 to Joo Ven Soong from Malaysia in the Badminton Men's Team Semi Final Event. Photo: Jason Quah/TODAY

KUALA LUMPUR — Penang-born badminton player Loh Kean Yew has no regrets switching allegiances to Singapore.

Loh, who now holds Singaporean citizenship, put up a strong fight before going down to Malaysia's Soong Joo Ven in three sets in the men's team event semi-final at the Kuala Lumpur Sea Games (KL2017) on Wednesday night (Aug 23).

Loh, who made his Sea Games debut for Singapore at the 2015 edition, said he is not looking back.

"I do not regret this decision. They (Singapore) have given me all the support I needed since I continued my studies there when I was 13," said the 20-year-old, after his match on Wednesday.

"I don't deny that my coach in Malaysia had taken care of me and developed my skills; however, I have long studied and adapted to life in Singapore."

Loh's brother Kean Hean, who is two years older, is also part of the Singapore badminton team at KL2017 and had partnered Terry Hee in the men's doubles. NEW STRAITS TIMES

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