Wednesday August 20, 2008 THESTAR
KUALA LUMPUR: The appearance of Malaysian badminton star Lee Chong Wei caused some excitement at Parliament House yesterday.
Lee paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
Najib told Lee that a special ceremony would be held at Lee’s home state in Penang tonight, in which he would be presented with a cheque for RM300,000 and a monthly pension of RM3,000 – for winning the nation a silver at the Beijing Olympics.
Asked what he would do with the money, Lee told reporters that he might buy a house and live there with his parents.
When teased that he could use the cash to get married, Lee coyly replied: “No, I’m still too young for that.”