Petronas Malaysia International Series -world class badminton tournament

by Rosli Mansor

Update: Order of Play (Saturday) Semi-Finals.

The city of Ipoh is now the focus of the world, thanks to the world-class badminton tournament which is taking place at the Badminton Arena, Ipoh from 8 to 13 November 2022.

The president of Perak BA, Dato’ Samsudin Hashim said the Petronas Malaysia International Series (PMIS) tournament will see fierce competition from more than 400 world junior badminton players from 23 countries around the world.

“This tournament is the first series after more than two years, since the world was hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. Thanks goes to the main organiser, Petronas, and others involved, especially the Mayor of Ipoh, Dato’ Rumaizi Baharin, for allowing the Badminton Arena to be used as a fighting ground for this prestigious tournament.

“In addition to giving more exposure, it also opens up an opportunity for the players to collect points for next year’s world ranking calculation.

“The participation of delegations from China, India, Indonesia and other big countries in this tournament shows that it is a great and meaningful success during this endemic era,” he told Ipoh Echo when interviewed at the Badminton Arena, Ipoh today.

This tournament is divided into five categories namely men’s singles, women’s singles, women’s doubles, men’s doubles and mixed doubles.

The total prize sponsored by Petronas is a total of RM170,000.00 in cash.

Also present was the Honorary Secretary of Perak BA, Mohamed Zambri Bahari.

Meanwhile, National Doubles Coaching Director, Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM), Rext Mainaky said he has high hopes for the Malaysian players, especially for the doubles category.

“Certainly, all badminton fans in the country have high hopes for the Malaysian players, especially the men’s doubles pair of Junaidio Arif and Muhammad Haikal, who advanced to the quarter-finals against the pair from China, Chen Bo Yang and Liu Yi today.

“This tournament should be put to use as best as possible by Malaysian participants because it involves 80 percent of the players present from the world youth championships. This is an opportunity to add experience in addition to collecting personal points,” he said alongside former national player Datuk Mohmed Misbun Sidek as the Director of National Doubles Coaching.


Citizens of Ipoh City who want to watch this match can get tickets amounting to RM3.00 and RM5.00 at the entrance of Arena Badminton, Ipoh.

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