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Has Singapore’s badminton champion Loh Kean Yew cracked the code to Indonesian hearts?




A donation of S$200,000 (US$148,678) by the Indonesian-Chinese tycoon Bachtiar Karim’s family to Singapore badminton star Loh Kean Yew underscores the player’s rising popularity in Indonesia, which has its own set of top-flight players for fans of the sport to cherish.This week, the Karim Family Foundation awarded Loh the sum for winning the Badminton World Federation World Championships, hoping the cash would motivate the player to realise his Olympic gold medal dream. Loh, now ranked as the…



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