After less than a year together, Lee Zii Jia has split with coach Indra Wijaya as he is understood to be seeking for another way to elevate his game to the next level.

“It was an amicable parting. We had discussions, and on Friday, we decided our partnership would end on November 30. He said he does not need a coach for now, and I wish Zii Jia all the best. I will take a short break before planning my next move.

“Now that I am free, I am open to coaching anyone who is interested,” Indra told TwentyTwo13.

Lee appointed Indra in February, a month after leaving the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) to pursue his professional career, citing the Indonesian’s influence on him since his junior days to the national back-up squad.

“He is a coach who is very focused on his players and gives plenty of advice,” said Lee upon hiring the 48-year-old then.

Under the Indonesian handler, Lee went on to win the Asian Badminton Championships and Thailand Open in May.

Indra also helped the Malaysian reach the Indonesia Open semi-finals and Denmark Open final, as well as propelled him as the current world number two.

As a former shuttler, Indra was part of the Indonesian Thomas Cup winning team in 1998.

His other notable achievements included the 1997 World Cup and 2001 Asian Championships, where he took home bronze.

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