Malaysian women’s singles player Kisona Selvaduray burst into tears during an interview in Aarhus when she was asked about the racist comments that she recently received from a politician.

Kisona is currently in Aarhus, Denmark to compete in the Uber Cup finals.

She said, “Obviously (it affected me) because, in the end, I am human too… Somehow, I need to shift my focus to my upcoming match. So, I’ll leave it to my family, BAM (Badminton Association of Malaysia) and the relevant authorities to resolve the issue.”

Meanwhile, BAM president Tan Sri Norza Zakaria said, “I think sensitive and racial issues like this should never happen at all in our country’s sports under the concept of Malaysian Family. We should be more appreciative of their efforts as they continue to boldly face challenges despite playing in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.”

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