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BAM is ready to pay coaches unpaid incentives

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 12 August 2014
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Kuala Lumpur: Last week, while trying to mediate the huge fallout between president of the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) Tengku Tan Sri Mahaleel Tengku Ariff and Rashid Sidek, Youth and Sports Minister of Malaysia Khairy Jamaluddin also wanted BAM to disburse the Coaches Incentive Scheme (SGAR) payment amounting to RM16,000 to the badminton squad coaches for assisting to take the country to the Thomas Cup finals in May.Pang Cheh Chang, Wong Tat Meng, Tey Seu Bock, Hendrawan and Rashid Sidek (begin with right side of last row) were handed total of RM16,000 monetary rewards by the National Sports Council (NSC) on July 1.


The love story of Derek Wong and Vanessa Neo

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 12 August 2014
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By Cheryl Tay

The love story of Singapore badminton players  Derek Wong, 25, and Vanessa Neo, 27, nearly did not happen when Wong was rejected the first time.Shuttler Derek Wong and Vanessa Neo put wedding plans on hold to pursue his Olympic dream. Photo: Cheryl Tay

Neo, who left Raffles Junior College to join the national squad in 2004, said: “I’m older and I wasn’t sure if I could accept someone younger. I was afraid of what others might say.”


Du Pengyu is retiring from badminton

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 12 August 2014
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Beijing: Although not officially confirmed as of yet, world number 8 Du Pengyu's last minute withdrawal from the World Championships, being excluded from the Chinese Asian Games squad, did not play in any tournaments after Thomas Cup Finals, and there were no reports of injuries related to him - all signs indicated that he is no longer an active member of the Chinese national badminton team.Du Pengyu, it's sad to see you go, wishing you all the best in your future endeavors


World Champs: Lee Chong Wei is not 100% yet

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 11 August 2014
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Kuala Lumpur: World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei could face Chen Long of China in the final of World Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark, from Aug 25-31.  Wish Chong Wei the best luck for the World Championships


The draw for the 2014 World Championships on Monday placed the top-seeded Lee Chong Wei in one half while and No. 2 Chen Long of China was drawn in the other. According to Chong Wei's recent records over Chen Long, he has a higher chance of capturing the title for the first time for his home country.


Razif has harsh words for Mahaleel

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 11 August 2014
Written by Badminton News Hits: 491

Kuala Lumpur: Former Malaysian national coach Razif Sidek was unhappy and slammed the irresponsible attitude of President of the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM), Tan Sri Tengku Mahaleel Tengku Ariff who pointed fingers at the coach following poor performance of men's singles, Daren Liew at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow two weeks ago. Razif is unhappy with Mahaleel's attitude in defeat



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