Published: Tuesday January 29, 2013 MYT 8:05:00 PM
Updated: Tuesday January 29, 2013 MYT 8:54:24 PM
Najib conveys condolence to Eddy Choong's family
"My deepest condolence to the family of Datuk Eddy Choong, our All-England star who brought Malaysia to fame back in the 60s.
"A great loss to Malaysia," said the Prime Minister in his Twitter Tuesday.
Choong, 83, died of heart complications at the Loh Guan Lye Specialist Centre in Penang on Monday.
He won the men's singles at the All-England Open Badminton Championships four times between 1953 and 1957 when it was considered the unofficial world championship.
Choong also reached the All-England singles final in 1952 and 1955 and won the men's doubles with his brother, the late David Choong in 1951, 1952, and 1953.
He was a member of the 1955 Malayan Thomas Cup team which retained the world team championship title. - Bernama
Badminton great Choong dies at 82