• Rashid Sidek: Malaysia have strong Thomas Cup team

    Kuala Lumpur: Chances for the national badminton squad to qualify for the semifinals of the Thomas Cup competition appear to be brighter, according to former national chief coach, Rashid Sidek.

    He said the line-up of players, led by national champion Datuk Lee Chong Wei, was the best made by the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) for the final round in Kunshan, China from May 15 to 22.Rashid Sidek (left) and Rozman Razak, as well as Tommy Sugiarto (middle) are new additions to the AirAsia Badminton Academy. (photo: Muhd Asyraf Sawal)

    Rashid Sidek (left) and Rozman Razak, as well as Tommy Sugiarto (middle) are new additions to the AirAsia Badminton Academy. (photo: Muhd Asyraf Sawal)

  • Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei face uphill battle to qualify for Rio after scheduling mistake

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian top women's doubles pair Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei's road to Rio just got a little steeper.

    Badly miscalculated by the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM), the mistake could cost the World No. 14th Hoo/Woon a place in the last 16 when the Olympic qualifying period ends on May 1st.Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei must play well in three major tournaments to boost hopes for Rio Olympics.

    Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei must play well in three major tournaments to boost hopes for Rio Olympics.

  • Chong Wei Feng quits Malaysia national team

    Kuala Lumpur: After 12 years of serving in the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM), World No. 45 men's singles player Chong Wei Feng has decided it's time to quit the organization.BadmintonPlanet wish Chong Wei Feng all the best and good luck on his new adventure.

    BadmintonPlanet wish Chong Wei Feng all the best and good luck on his new adventure.

  • 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)

  • Malaysia make the cut in Thomas Cup and Uber Cup finals

    Kuala Lumpur: Despite losing to India 2-3 and to Thailand 0-3 in the men’s team and women’s team quarter-finals of 2016 Badminton Asia Team Championships last Friday, Malaysia's men's and women's team have qualified on merit for the Thomas Cup and Uber Cup Finals that will be held in Kunshan, China from May 15-22.Malaysia finished runner-up after a 2-3 loss to Japan in the 2014 Thomas Cup final.

    Malaysia finished runner-up after a 2-3 loss to Japan in the 2014 Thomas Cup final.

  • Indra Wijaya enforces own style

    Kuala Lumpur: Former world No. 4 men's singles shuttler Indra Wijaya, who moved to Singapore after representing Indonesia from 1995 to 2000, started his new career officially as men’s singles coach of the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) on Feb 11.Indra Wijaya faces tough task looking for Lee Chong Wei's replacement for Malaysia. (photo: Bernama)

    Indra Wijaya faces tough task looking for Lee Chong Wei's replacement for Malaysia. (photo: Bernama)

  • William Toh, Ng Chin Chai become team managers for Malaysia's BATC, Olympic Squads

    Kuala Lumpur: The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) has appointed BAM council member Datuk William Toh as manager of the Badminton Asia Team Championships (BATC) squad and BAM honorary secretary Ng Chin Chai as the squad manager for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.Morten Frost (left), Lawrence Chew (second left), Tan Sri Mohamed Al-Amin Abdul Majid (third right), William Toh (second right), Ng Chin Chai (right). (photo: Bernama)

    Morten Frost (left), Lawrence Chew (second left), Tan Sri Mohamed Al-Amin Abdul Majid (third right), William Toh (second right), Ng Chin Chai (right). (photo: Bernama)

  • Daren Liew departs BAM on a low note

    Kuala Lumpur: Daren Liew who was once ranked World No. 10 and was once regarded as the best player to lead the Malaysian team after Lee Chong Wei retires, played his last match under the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) set-up on Wednesday when he lost to Thailand’s veteran player Boonsak Ponsana in the first round of the Malaysia Masters 10-21, 15-21 in 34 minutes.Wishing Daren Liew good luck in his new adventure!

    Wishing Daren Liew good luck in his new adventure!

  • Indra Wijaya to join BAM on Feb 9

    Kuala Lumpur: Former world No 4 Indra Wijaya, who moved to Singapore after representing Indonesia from 1995 to 2000, will join Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) as their new men's singles coach on Feb 9.Indra Wijaya faces the challenging task of getting the struggling Malaysia badminton back to its glory days.

    Indra Wijaya faces the challenging task of getting the struggling Malaysia badminton back to its glory days.


  • Morten Frost optimistic about Malaysia's Thomas Cup Finals chances

    Kuala Lumpur: Despite concerns from several former national coaches that sending a young squad to the Badminton Asian Team Championships (BATC) in India next month would jeopardize Malaysia's chances of qualifying for the Thomas Cup Finals slated to be held in Kunshan, China from May 15-22. Technical Director of Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM), Morten Frost Hansen however remained optimistic about his team's capabilities of making the prestigious biennial Thomas Cup finals.Malaysia is going to go through growing pains when they have such young players for BATC, but BadmintonPlanet.com agreed with Morten Frost, we should all look ahead to the future.

    Malaysia is going to go through growing pains when they have such young players for BATC, but BadmintonPlanet.com agreed with Morten Frost, we should all look ahead to the future.

  • 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)

  • Rexy Mainaky: There is no significant improvement in Malaysia Badminton

    Jakarta: Head of Development and Performance for Badminton Association of Indonesia (PBSI) and former men's doubles and women's doubles coach of Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM), Rexy Mainaky has expressed his concern over the stagnant and sometimes sluggish results by the Malaysian badminton players in 2015.Don't know why Rexy Mainaky concerns so much about BAM rather than PBSI. (photo: PBSI)

    Don't know why Rexy Mainaky concerns so much about BAM rather than PBSI. (photo: PBSI)

  • Rexy Mainaky may be back on BAM's list

    Kuala Lumpur: Rexy Mainaky who won the men doubles 1996 Atlanta Olympic gold medal with Ricky Subagja, may be back in the picture as a candidate for the potential men's doubles coach position in Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM).Rexy Mainaky is a good coach, it's BAM who always mess things up. (photo: PBSI)

    Rexy Mainaky is a good coach, it's BAM who always mess things up. (photo: PBSI)

  • BAM hires Indra Wijaya as men’s singles coach

    Kuala Lumpur: As the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) close in on hiring a new person to become their men's singles coach, Malaysian media has already revealed that BAM would appoint former Indonesian player, Indra Wijaya for that position.Indra Wijaya represents Singapore during the 2001 Asia Cup Badminton Championship at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

    Indra Wijaya represents Singapore during the 2001 Asia Cup Badminton Championship at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

  • Iskandar Zulkarnain & Tee Jing Yi advance in Malaysia National GP Finals

    Kuala Lumpur: Men's singles and women's singles top seed Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin and Tee Jing Yi were among the winners on Thursday as the Malaysia National GP Finals got underway at Juara Stadium in Bukit Kiara.Tee Jing Yi has a good chance of winning the 2015 Malaysia National GP Finals. (photo: GettyImages)

    Tee Jing Yi has a good chance of winning the 2015 Malaysia National GP Finals. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Cheah Soon Kit: It's about how badly you want to win

    Kuala Lumpur: After leaving the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) in December 2007, former men’s doubles ace Cheah Soon Kit was clearly excited to be back in the BAM fold. Cheah rejoined BAM as Malaysia's men's doubles coach on Monday, and has vowed to improve Malaysian men's doubles rankings to world's top 8 before the end of Olympic qualifying period in May next year.Wish Cheah Soon Kit all success in nurturing the next generation of top doubles players.

    Wish Cheah Soon Kit all success in nurturing the next generation of top doubles players.

  • Morten Frost: Malaysian shuttlers have stamina problems

    Kuala Lumpur: Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) technical director Morten Frost Hansen needed to find ways to resolve the lack of stamina problem that have plagued most of the badminton players in BAM.Morten Frost is pushing for endurance and stamina improvements on Malaysian badminton players.

    Morten Frost is pushing for endurance and stamina improvements on Malaysian badminton players.

  • Kenny Goh confirms he's leaving BAM for Badminton Asia Confederation

    Kuala Lumpur: After serving 9 years as general manager of Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM), Kenny Goh will leave the national body to join  Badminton Asia Confederation (BAC) as chief operating officer (COO) starting Jan 1, 2016.Wishing Kenny Goh (right) all the best with his new venture. (photo: BAM)

    Wishing Kenny Goh (right) all the best with his new venture. (photo: BAM)

  • Lee Chong Wei withdraws from Macau Open

    Macau: Lee Chong Wei has pulled out of the Macau Open citing a knee injury he sustained at Sunday's Hong Kong Open final against Tian Houwei, whom he beat 21-16, 21-15.It's a good thing for Lee Chong Wei to take some time off from badminton. (photo:oaspcort)

    It's a good thing for Lee Chong Wei to take some time off from badminton. (photo:oaspcort)

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