• BAM is ready to pay coaches unpaid incentives

    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.

    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.

  • Malaysia's Thomas Cup coaches get RM 3200 each

    Kuala Lumpur: Two weeks ago, Malaysian Thomas Cup shuttlers were rewarded RM25,000 each by the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) but the coaches were left out. Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin (center with purple shirt), posing with the Thomas Cup shuttlers

    Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin (center with purple shirt), posing with the Thomas Cup shuttlers

  • Khairy launches broadside at BAM after continuous failure (pic)

    BUKIT JALIL: Buck up, BAM!

    That is the loud and clear message that Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin is sending to the Badminton Association of Malaysia leadership under Tengku Tan Sri Mahaleel Tengku Ariff.Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin speaking to the media after chairing the post-mortem of the Myanmar SEA Games. He wants to meet BAM next week to discuss their future.

    On Thursday, Khairy voiced his dissatisfaction with the BAM management and players, questioning why a country with a wealth of talents still depended on just one player - world No. 1 men’s singles shuttler Lee Chong Wei.

    Khairy believes that the current leadership under Tengku Mahaleel is not addressing the issue head-on.

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