Lee's perseverance and sacrifice should set an example to all Malaysians, especially other athletes, says the DPM.
Muhyiddin said Chong Wei’s undying Malaysia Boleh spirit was the pillar that enabled him to once again win the title.
“This goes to prove that perseverance in the face of challenges will eventually lead to a success.
“Lee’s perseverance and sacrifice should set an example to all Malaysians, especially other athletes, to keep on going and make a name for the country in the international arena,” he said in a statement.
Muhyiddin said national mixed doubles pair, Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong, deserved praise for their fighting spirit despite losing to Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen of Denmark in the final.
“I’m confident that Koo and Tan will continue to train hard to win the All England doubles in future,” he said.
Muhyiddin also thanked the Malaysians fans for their support for the national shuttlers.
“Their cheers at the Birmingham Indoor Arena fired up Chong Wei to beat his arch-rival Lin Dan,” he said.
Chong Wei beat Lin Dan 21-17, 21-17 in 52 minutes to win the title for the second time.
He and other members of the Malaysian squad are scheduled to return home tomorrow morning.