Who is the Indonesian Entrepreneur Who Gives IDR 2.1 Billion to Singapore’s Men’s Singles Athlete?

Gold medalist Loh Kean Yew from Singapore celebrates on the podium after winning the men’s singles final badminton match at the BWF World Championships in Huelva, on December 19, 2021. Loh Kean Yew had a windfall because an Indonesian businessman gave him Rp2.1 billion in cash. (Source: JOSE JORDAN)

YOGYAKARTA, KOMPAS.TV – Businessman from Indonesia, Bachtiar Karim, gave money worth 200,000 Singapore dollars or around Rp. 2.1 billion to the Lion Country’s badminton player, Loh Kean Yew.

Quoted from Mothership, Friday (14/1/2022) Bachtiar Karim gave money of value through his family’s foundation.

Bachtiar Karim and his family are said to have given the money because they were inspired by Loh Kean Yew’s perseverance and humility after successfully winning the BWF World Championship.

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Loh Kean Yew, who is competing in the men’s singles sector, won the 2021 BWF World Championship after winning the final match against the representative of India, Kidambi Srikanth. At that time, Loh Kean Yew won straight game with scores of 21-15 and 22-20.

Loh Kean Yew’s journey in winning the 2021 BWF World Championship is quite impressive.

As a non-seeded player, Loh Kean Yew managed to overthrow a number of big names, including Anders Antonsen who is the third best men’s singles player in the world.

In fact, Loh Kean Yew was able to beat Anders Antonsen in two straight games when they met in the semifinals.

Loh Kean Yew’s journey to win the 2021 BWF World Championships has inspired Bachtiar Karim and his family.

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