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Third ranked pair Khim Wah and V Shem’s situation remains unclear (pic)

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Published: 25 September 2013
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PETALING JAYA: Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong may have retained their status as a pair, but the situation regarding Lim Khim Wah-Goh V Shem is still a little unclear.

Khim Wah-V Shem are the third ranked pair in Malaysia at No. 15 in the world and are only behind Kien Keat-Boon Heong (No. 4) and Hoon Thien How-Tan Wee Kiong (No. 12).

But since their second round knockout at the World Championships last month to Thien How-Wee Kiong, things seemed to have fallen apart for Khim Wah-V Shem.Goh V Shem (right) returns a shot to Ko Sung-hyun and Lee Yong-dae of South Korea as his partner Lim Khim Wah looks on during a men’s doubles semi-final match at the Badminton Asia Championships in Taipei on April 20.

They were overlooked for the recent Japan Open and have also been left out of the squad for the Denmark and French Opens next month, bringing about speculation regarding their future as a pair.

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BAM move quickly to resolve issue of Aik Mong’s resignation (pic)

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Published: 25 September 2013
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PETALING JAYA: The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) have moved quickly to resolve the issue of Tan Aik Mong’s resignation as the Talent Management Group (TMG) director.

In a short and abrupt press conference at the Juara Stadium on Wednesday, BAM president Tengku Tan Sri Mahaleel Tengku Ariff announced that “the case is now closed”.Tan Aik Mong (left) was brought in by Tengku Tan Sri Mahaleel Tengku Ariff on a voluntary basis on Sept 7 to implement changes and revive Malaysia’s badminton fortunes.

The 63-year-old Aik Mong was brought in by Tengku Mahaleel on a voluntary basis on Sept 7 to implement changes and revive Malaysia’s badminton fortunes.

But his methods and ideas were deemed too drastic and caused dissension among the coaches and players. Aik Mong subsequently resigned from his position on Tuesday after BAM reverted all his changes to their original structure.

“We have received Aik Mong’s resignation. We have accepted it and the case is now closed,” said Tengku Mahaleel.

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Rashid considers BAM return (pic)

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Published: 24 September 2013
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PETALING JAYA: Coach Rashid Sidek is all set to make a quick comeback to the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) set-up.

The former Thomas Cup champion tendered his resignation as national singles coach on Sept 19, citing the uncomfortable working environment in BAM.

The situation turned even worse when BAM president Tengku Tan Sri Mahaleel Tengku Ariff claimed that Rashid had breached his contract by signing another contract with Delhi Smashers, an Indian Badminton League (IBL). It is learnt the BAM might take legal action against Rashid.Rashid Sidek (left) having a word with Lee Chong Wei at the World Championships in Guangzhou.

But Tengku Mahaleel has since softened his stance after a six-hour meeting with the other national coaches on Monday. He also announced the launching of Project Win-Win. Under the programme, there is now only one national team with all the coaches back in their original positions.

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Aik Mong quits as TMG director (pic)

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Published: 24 September 2013
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KUALA LUMPUR: There was another twist in Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) on Tuesday when former international Tan Aik Mong resigned as the Talent Management Group (TMG) director.

His decision just comes six days after singles coach Rashid Sidek quit the national body. Rashid stated that he could no longer work under the charge of Aik Mong as he felt his credibility as a coach was undermined.Tan Aik Mong

The 63-year-old Aik Mong said his decision to quit in a huff was in relation to the recent changes that took place in the coaching structure on Monday.

Aik Mong had separated the national team into three groups – Team A, Team B and Team C and moved around all the coaches, which led to Rashid’s resignation.

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BAM revert to original plan with launch of new project (pic)

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Published: 23 September 2013
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KUALA LUMPUR: Some cheers and smiles were back in the coaching stable of the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) on Monday after another round of change.

All the national coaches were reinstated in their original positions as BAM launched their new project – Project Win-Win – with the aim of becoming champions in the Olympic Games, Thomas Cup, Asian Games, World Championships and Commonwealth Games.The Badminton Association of Malaysia president Tengku Tan Sri Mahaleel Tengku Ariff having a word with doubles shuttler Koo Kien Keat.

The BAM also decided not to proceed with the plan to form Teams A, B and C, which caused some uneasiness among the coaches as many were moved around. Instead, they will stick to just one national team.

Most of the Bukit Jalil Sports School (BJSS) coaches, who were earlier promoted to the national team, have been sent back to the school programme.

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