Malaysia's Lee Zii Jia beat world champion Loh Kean Yew at the Badminton Asia Team Championships today ©Getty Images

Reigning world champion Loh Kean Yew of Singapore suffered a stunning defeat against Lee Zii Jia as Malaysia men thrashed Singapore 5-0 in a Group B tie at the Badminton Asia Team Championships today.

It took only 30 minutes for Zii Jia to dismantle Kean Yew 21-6, 21-14 at the Setia City Convention Centre.

Zii Jia has now won three out of five matches against the world number 12, who was a childhood rival.  

Tokyo 2020 Olympic bronze medallists Aaron Chia and Soh Wooi Yik doubled the lead for Malaysia by getting the better of Bawa Chrisnanta and Wesley Koh Eng Keat 21-14, 21-12.

Ng Tze Yong came back to win 17-21 24-22, 21-19 against Jason Teh Jia Heng in what was a heated battle.

The second doubles match saw Goh Sze Fei and Nur Izzuddin Mohd Rumsani ease past Terry Hee Yong Kai and Andy Kwek Jun Liang 21-10, 21-13 before Leong Jun Hao sealed the deal by defeating Joel Koh Jia Wei 21-17, 22-20.

The second Group B tie also saw Japan men's team drub Kazakhstan 5-0.

Meanwhile, it was a field day for the Malaysian women as they managed to beat India 3-2 in Group Y fixture to qualify for the semi-finals.

Kisona Selvaduray of Malaysia finally managed to end an eight-match losing streak by beating ash Aakarshi Kashyap 21-16, 18-21, 21-16.

Valeree Siow Zi Xuan and Pearly Tan extended Malaysia's lead by humbling Khushi Gupta and Mehreen Riza 21-1, 21-6.

Ashmita Chaliha tried her best to inspire a comeback as she bagged a point for India by beating Siti Nurshuhaini Azman 11-21, 19-21.

Her valiant effort failed to bear fruit as Anna Ching Yik Cheong and Teoh Mei Xing ousted Arul Bala Radhakrishnan and Nila Valluvan 21-10, 21-12 to seal the tie.  

There was consolation for India as Myisha Mohd Khairul went down to Tara Shah 16-21, 15-21.

In the other women’s fixtures, South Korea and Indonesia managed to win all matches against Hong Kong and Kazakhstan, respectively, in Group Z.