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Left out of son's wedding over a coat: Lee Chong Wei's dad

The wedding guest list included the who's who of Malaysian society.

Some 2,500 politicians, dignitaries and athletes attended the two-night wedding of world No. 1 badminton player and Olympic silver medallist Lee Chong Wei and his girlfriend Wong Mew Choo in Kuala Lumpur (KL) last weekend.

But an important family member was missing from the bash - the player's father, Mr Steven Lee Ah Chai.

The reason?

"It was a misunderstanding over a coat," said the older Lee, who lives in Bukit Mertajam, Penang.

The 59-year-old wept as he recalled why he was left out of his son's wedding, reported the online portal of the Star newspaper, Daily Chilli.

The younger Lee had apparently also argued with his father over the phone on the matter just days before the wedding.

"If he had asked me to go, I would have flown there immediately," said Mr Lee.

"Most of the relatives here have gone to the wedding, so I had to stay back to take care of my (90-year-old) mother," Mr Lee said.

The 30-year-old Chong Wei's grandmother lives in an old folks' home.

Watched on TV

Mr Lee ended up watching his son's wedding like he did his shot at Olympic gold at the London Games in August - through a live TV broadcast.

He sent Chong Wei a text message to wish him a happier family than what he grew up with.

Read the full story here.


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Malaysian shuttler Lee Chong Wei held a glitzy 2-day wedding in KL, with a bridal package reportedly worth $500k. (Photo: Reuters)
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Datuk (NO Datuk) Lee Chong Wei and Datin (NO DATIN)Lee Chong Wei ought to behave like itis THEIR world , Got married without your parents present ?? what kind of Son are Lee Chong Wei, daughter in law Wong Mew Choo, no respect and all to it husband father?? Call THEMSELF Datuk and DATIN ,my own children would not do that to me . not to mention this DOG couple.
Posted by jopiemalay on Thu, 15 Nov 2012 at 22:55 PM


never judge charbor by her belly, must see from top to bottom :D:p
Posted by baoxingtian on Thu, 15 Nov 2012 at 16:51 PM
boy oh boy not inviting your own father to your wedding,boy this guy must be stupid and dumb like all Singaporean,stupid and dumb osph i meant to say dumber and dumbest stupid prick
Posted by on Wed, 14 Nov 2012 at 10:50 AM
to dragonfly333 you must be the ugliest dumb, hi areall singaporean dumband stupid must fromtheaytheywrite these articles can'teven distinguish the good stufand thebad stuff,don'teven know the the differnce between an ******** and a c___t. go to school to study some more, when golbal warming comes and flood the earth your guys or poofter will be drinking sewage for highnoontea, and swim like a fish,that is if you can swim, ha ha stupid sucker
Posted by on Wed, 14 Nov 2012 at 10:45 AM
LCW's father is not of unsound mind but a habitual gambler. Everyone over in Penang knows that. He jumped from the Penang bridge to try to commit suicide is not because he is unstable but because he wants money to gamble. Wishing MR and Mrs LCW a very happy and fruitful wedded life.
Posted by on Wed, 14 Nov 2012 at 06:29 AM

Please don't just jump your own precieved conclusion about people family matters. They are not us to decide who is right or wrong.

BTW, I read that Lee CW's father has an unstable mind who wanted to commit suicide just before the olympics. Do you want a mad man to meet the ministers?
Posted by HoldItThere on Tue, 13 Nov 2012 at 22:11 PM
In a wedding it is the parents that play host to their childrens' wedding. They send out invitation cards to relatives and friends inviting them to witness their childrens' wedding. In this case I think Chong Wei's parents forgot to invite themselves to attend their son's wedding. What forgetful nuts. Hehehehehehe
Posted by on Tue, 13 Nov 2012 at 20:43 PM

this is very true. I was that childish when I was very young then. I thought all Japanese gals were pretty then. Japan have no ugly girls? Only Singapore has? And Malaysia has all the pretty girls and does not have ugly ones?
I have to learn from those who have travelled there to share their insights with me.
But now, I can confidently say that yours is a true fact.
Posted by DimpleGuy on Tue, 13 Nov 2012 at 19:13 PM

Malaysia char bor belly good leh :D
Better than 峨眉山 and 索菲亚山 wan.
Posted by maipenrai on Tue, 13 Nov 2012 at 19:10 PM
:D:D:D hahahahehehe

Posted by PeoplePower on Tue, 13 Nov 2012 at 17:14 PM


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