Malaysians love to complain – whether it’s about our corrupted politicians, the education system or our Malaysian Ringgit currency, there’s plenty to find fault in. However, Datuk Lee Chong Wei (李宗伟) suggests, “It’s because the more you love the more you hate. The more you care, the more you will complain.”
On the other hand though, we have plenty to be grateful for. “This country has all the natural resources. No major earthquakes. No volcanos,” Chong Wei points out. “Anyone born in Malaysia. Deep inside (they) will know Malaysia is (their) real home.”
In his latest social media post, the 40-year-old badminton legend shares that although he has received a ton of lucrative offers to coach overseas, his heart is invested in Malaysia. “I stayed (because) Malaysia (is) much better,” he said.
Like many others, Chong Wei dreams of a better Malaysia for the future generation. “Imagine a Malaysia without racial politics. Imagine a Malaysia with qualified educated politicians/ leaders. Imagine a Malaysia with one strong advanced school system,” he added.
Speaking of which, the World Champion and his wife Wong Mew Choo are set to welcome another baby into the world. “Because we love our country so much, we have added another Malaysian! I hope all will pray for a smooth pregnancy for Mew Choo,” Chong Wei posted a family snapshot of him holding the baby ultrasound (sonogram) while his sons Terrance and Kingston hug their pregnant mom.
He cheekily shared that while Terrance doesn’t care if it’s a baby boy or girl, older son Kingston would prefer a sister so that there’s one less person to fight over the Nintendo switch.