• BAM prefers the 21x3 scoring system

    Kuala Lumpur: Deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamad Norza Zakaria of Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) voiced his opinion that he would like the 21-point scoring system to stay, because he said the existing system was more balanced compared to the 11x5 point system proposed by the Badminton World Federation (BWF).BWF should not keep changing the badminton scoring system, instead, they should increase the total prize money available for badminton tournament.

    BWF should not keep changing the badminton scoring system, instead, they should increase the total prize money available for badminton tournament.

  • BAM to decide Hendrawan's contract on Sept 15

    Kuala Lumpur: The Badminton Association of Malaysia's (BAM) will decide whether or not to grant Malaysia's men's single coach - Hendrawan the new contract at the coaching and training (C&T) meeting that will be held on Sept 15.Hendrawan is one of the top men's singles coach in Malaysia.

    Hendrawan is one of the top men's singles coach in Malaysia.

  • Lee Chong Wei requests Hendrawan, Tey Seu Bock to join him in Rio

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's badminton maestro World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei who regained the World No. 1 ranking on June 16, has requested his two coaches including Hendrawan and Tey Seu Bock to be on his side during the Summer Olympics that will be held in Rio de Janeiro, from 5 to 21 August 2016.Hope Lee Chong Wei can get what he wish for in Rio. (photo: GettyImages)

    Hope Lee Chong Wei can get what he wish for in Rio. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Malaysia's National Badminton Academy construction faces more delays

    Kuala Lumpur: Badminton Association of Malaysia’s (BAM) deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamad Norza Zakaria told Malaysian media on Monday that the National Badminton Academy stadium being built in Bukit Kiara has suffered further delays.Lee Chong Wei and other Malaysian badminton player receive training at Juara Stadium, Bukit Kiara. (photo: BAM)

    Lee Chong Wei and other Malaysian badminton player receive training at Juara Stadium, Bukit Kiara. (photo: BAM)

  • Zulfadli Zulkiffli to spearhead Malaysian team without Lee Chong Wei

    Kuala Lumpur: As predicted by BadmintonPlanet.com in this article few days ago - "No Lee Chong Wei at the Badminton Asia Team Championship (BATC)", the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) have exempt Lee Chong Wei from the Badminton Asia Team Championships squad that will compete in Hyderabad, India from Feb. 15 to Feb. 22.Joining the BATC team gives Zulfadli Zulkiffli a good opportunity to train with the Malaysia national team.

    Joining the BATC team gives Zulfadli Zulkiffli a good opportunity to train with the Malaysia national team.

  • BAM hire Lawrence Chew as General Manager

    Kuala Lumpur: Badminton World Federation (BWF) council member Lawrence Chew was appointed Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) general manager effective tomorrow.Lawrence Chew (behind, far right) was also elected as Director of Administration from 2015- 2019 for Swiss badminton. (photo: Swiss Badminton)

    Lawrence Chew (behind, far right) was also elected as Director of Administration from 2015- 2019 for Swiss badminton. (photo: Swiss Badminton)

  • Lee Chong Wei satisfied with BAM's internal investigation

    Kuala Lumpur: While awaiting Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) to complete their internal investigation before setting a firm hearing date with Badminton World Federation (BWF), Lee Chong Wei has not competed in any international tournament since the Asian Games that was held in Incheon, South Korea from September 19 – October 4, 2014.If Lee Chong Wei retires from badminton, its going to be a huge loss to the sport

    If Lee Chong Wei retires from badminton, its going to be a huge loss to the sport

  • The wait is finally over! BAM ready for Lee Chong Wei's hearing

    Kuala Lumpur: The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) is finally ready to present Lee Chong Wei's case to Badminton World Federation’s (BWF) hearing committee following the completion of the internal investigation by BAM.

    BAM's vice president Datuk Seri Norza Zakaria said on Saturday that they are now waiting for BWF to set a date for the hearing.Badminton has been boring without Lee Chong Wei. Waiting for him to bring fun, energy and excitement back to Badminton!

    Badminton has been boring without Lee Chong Wei. Waiting for him to bring fun, energy and excitement back to Badminton!

  • Norza thinks Malaysia rely on Lee Chong Wei too much

    Kuala Lumpur: Deputy president of the Badminton Association of Malaysia’s (BAM) Datuk Mohamad Norza Zakaria was disappointed after Malaysia lost to Asia All-Stars last Sunday for the consolation third-fourth place match based on overall points scored.

    "There were two reasons for our failure at the Axiata Cup. First, we were relying too much on Chong Wei. Secondly, we were expecting senior players such as Chong Wei Feng and Daren Liew to deliver," said Norza.BAM should start giving young shuttler such as Lim Chi Wing (right) more exposure at the senior level tournament

    BAM should start giving young shuttler such as Lim Chi Wing (right) more exposure at the senior level tournament

  • A New Journey Begins for Tan Boon Heong (pic)

    KUALA LUMPUR: Men's doubles ace Tan Boon Heong still has a lot of fight left in him. With all the ups and downs of the rollercoaster career with Koo Kien Keat, the 26-year-old shuttler will start his new partnership with Ow Yao Han.

    The pair will play their first game at Malaysian Open Grand Prix Gold, which starts on Wednesday at Pasir Gudang. They have been registered for two Superseries events – the Indian Open (April 1-6) and Singapore Open (April 8-13).Ow Yao Han picked as Tan Boon Heong's new comrade

    Tan Boon Heong and Kien Keat had been criticized for their lackluster performance on the international stage for the last three years and BAM had considered split them up earlier.

    Datuk Norza Zakaria (BAM deputy president) said on Monday that Boon Heong is still under scrutiny and that he should try to perform at his best, and not take his place in the national team for granted.

    Norza would like Boon Heong would be to emulate former men’s doubles world champions Hendra Setiawan-Markis Kido of Indonesia where they were broke apart due to their poor performance after 2008 Beijing Olympic. Since then, Hendra has done well to guide his younger partner Mohd Ahsan to the world title last year and they are now the world No. 1.

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