KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 9 — Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah and Raja Permaisuri Agong Tuanku Hajah Haminah attended the wedding reception of national badminton ace Datuk Lee Chong Wei and former national shuttler Wong Mew Choo at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, here, tonight.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin also attended the event.
Lee and his wife, in Western attire, entered the hall at 8.30 pm to the strains of the Vanessa Williams song “Colours of the Wind”.
Cabinet ministers who attended included Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein, Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai, Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri and Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek.
Also present were Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) president Datuk Seri Nadzmi Mohd Salleh and National Sports Council director-general Datuk Seri Zolkples Embong.
The bride and groom then proceeded with the cake cutting ceremony, with Lee dapper in a blue suit while Wong looking resplendent in a red gown.
A video of the couple’s registration ceremony, which had been kept a secret, was also played.
The golden-themed function brightened by arrangements of white flowers was attended by more than 1,000 guests and ended at 10.30pm.
Lee, an Olympic silver medallist, and Wong began their relationship 11 years ago when they both joined the national backup squad.
Ahmad Shabery, when met before the function, described the union as wonderful as it involved two of the country’s top athletes.
“I hope this marriage gives Chong Wei the strength to change the last Olympic results for the Olympics in 2016,” he said. — Bernama