World number one Lee Chong Wei  has asked for some privacy and compassion as he deals with matters concerning his family.
This blogger contacted him after reading the Bernama story below and an emotional Chong Wei was frank as he sought for advice.
“How and what can I say to those who are calling me? My brother has gone to Penang to get more details. Really it is a family issue and I am not sure what made my father do this. I hope the media will understand that this is a family matter and I seek their compassion and understanding as my family deals with this matter,” was Chong Wei’s request to the media that he asked this blog to convey.”

We understand the plight of Chong Wei and hope the rest of the mainstream media does as well as we pray that the family best handles the situation and we give Chong Wei the space he desires.

Read the Bernama staory below:

BUKIT MERTAJAM, June 10 (Bernama) — Police today foiled two attempts at suicide by the father of a national athlete, including at the Penang Bridge.

The 59-year-old man is said to have tried to take his life near the Queensbay shopping mall in Bayan Lepas early today but was foiled by the police who coaxed him out of the attempt.

Seberang Perai Tengah (SPT) police chief ACP Azman Abd Lah said police were notified of a man crying by the sea near the mall at about 4 am.

“A patrol team was sent there and coaxed him to return home. Our men took about three hours to coax him to return home,” he said when contacted by Bernama.

The patrol car also tailed the man who was driving his own car, he said