• Capsules contaminated with dexamethasone, Lee Chong Wei keeps Asiad medals

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin told reporters on Monday that dexamethasone found in Lee's urine sample was probably came from contaminated cordyceps capsules.Khairy Jamaluddin, Lee Chong Wei and Datuk Seri Norza (from left). (photo: Reuters)

    Khairy Jamaluddin, Lee Chong Wei and Datuk Seri Norza (from left). (photo: Reuters)

  • Khairy: Delay in Lee Chong Wei's hearing to ensure good preparation

    Kuala Lumpur: The delay in the hearing of national badminton player Datuk Lee Chong Wei's doping case at the Badminton World Federation (BWF) was to ensure presentation of a strong case, said Youth and Sports Minister, Khairy Jamaluddin.

    He said the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) had been reminded to be ready before attending the trial with the BWF Doping Hearing Panel.Hopefully it's worth the wait for Lee Chong Wei

    Hopefully it's worth the wait for Lee Chong Wei

  • BAM offer Morten Frost Hansen job as national technical director

    Kuala Lumpur: After chairing the 2014 Asian Games post-mortem meeting at Dewan Komanwel, National Sport Council (MSN) on Tuesday, Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin announced that the Danish badminton legend Morten Frost Hansen had been offered a position as technical director at BAM.Morten Frost Hansen, aka "Mr Badminton", is a former top badminton player  from Denmark

    Morten Frost Hansen, aka "Mr Badminton", is a former top badminton player from Denmark


  • Badminton player who failed dope test not a habitual drug user

    Kuala Lumpur: Youth and Sports Minister of Malaysia Khairy Jamaluddin told reporters on Tuesday that the Malaysian shuttler who was tested positive for the banned substance dexamethasone is not a long-term drug abuser.Khairy Jamaluddin, Minister of Youth & Sports of Malaysia

    Khairy Jamaluddin, Minister of Youth & Sports of Malaysia

  • 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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