• Malaysian Open keeps Super Series status after Celcom deal

    Kuala Lumpur: The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) has pledged to work conscientiously to maintain the Malaysia Open's status as a Super Series Premier tournament through the RM24 million sponsorship boost from Celcom Axiata Bhd.Malaysia's Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor and Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin are witnessing the sponsorship signing ceremony. (photo: Mohd Fadli Hamzah)

    Malaysia's Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor and Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin are witnessing the sponsorship signing ceremony. (photo: Mohd Fadli Hamzah)

  • BWF: Eight-Month sanction for Lee Chong Wei ends on 30 April, 2015

    Kuala Lumpur: The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has finally made its verdict regarding Lee Chong Wei's doping incident on Monday, with a statement posted on it's official web site that said: "Malaysian player, Lee Chong Wei, has received an eight-month sanction for an anti-doping regulation violation."Lee Chong Wei attending a press conference with Malaysia's Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin (middle front) on Monday. (photo: Reuters)

    Lee Chong Wei attending a press conference with Malaysia's Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin (middle front) on Monday. (photo: Reuters)

  • BAM urged to speed up BWF hearing for Lee Chong Wei

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin has ordered Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) to get a firm date for Lee Chong Wei's Badminton World Federation (BWF) hearing as soon as possible.

    Vice President of BAM Datuk Seri Mohamad Norza Zakaria said he and Khairy discussed about this issue at Sports Arena Sentosa two days ago.Good luck to Lee Chong Wei!

    Good luck to Lee Chong Wei!

  • Misbun's good enough: Sports Minister (pic)

    KUALA LUMPUR: Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin has given the thumbs-up on a proposal for former national coach Misbun Sidek to become the Badminton Association of Malaysia’s (BAM) national coaching director.

    On Sunday, world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei had suggested that Misbun, his former coach, be named for the job based on his experience.Misbun Sidek (left) seen here coaching his son, Misbun Ramdan at the 2014 Malaysian Open last month.

    On Monday, Khairy said it was time for the BAM to find someone as a coaching director to strengthen the coaching and training set-up.

    “Misbun is a great coach and he has proven that by producing good players, including Chong Wei. It is a good proposal but I will leave it to the BAM to find the ideal candidate,” said Khairy.

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