• Morten Frost: coaches leave for better offers

    Kuala Lumpur: Technical director of the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM), Morten Frost Hansen admitted Rashid Sidek and Rosman Razak have decided to not renew their contracts after receiving better offers from a badminton club.Morten Frost faces a challenging, yet promising future in Malaysia. (photo: mid-day, Shadab Khan)

    Morten Frost faces a challenging, yet promising future in Malaysia. (photo: mid-day, Shadab Khan)

  • Rashid Sidek & Rosman Razak say goodbye to BAM

    Kuala Lumpur: After 13 years serving as a coach at the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM), Malaysia's chief singles coach Rashid Sidek has decided not to renew the contract with BAM on Monday. Meanwhile, Rosman Razak who has done extremely well as the women’s doubles coach since taking charge in 2012, has also decided to leave BAM after about 20 years with the organization both as a player and as a coach.It's sad to see Rashid Sidek (left) and Rosman Razak leave. Wishing them an amazing adventure and all the very best for the future!

    It's sad to see Rashid Sidek (left) and Rosman Razak leave. Wishing them an amazing adventure and all the very best for the future!

  • BAM to name new team of coaching staff

    Kuala Lumpur: The coaches who will be retained by the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) will be announced on Tuesday.

    BAM technical director Morten Frost Hansen said negotiations on new contracts today went well, with some coaches expressing their willingness to continue serving the body.Hendrawan, Tey Seu Bock, Rashid Sidek (from left) have been coaching in BAM for many years.

    Hendrawan, Tey Seu Bock, Rashid Sidek (from left) have been coaching in BAM for many years.

  • Morten Frost finally gets what he wanted

    Kuala Lumpur: When I was growing up, my parents rarely give me everything I've ever wanted, and I always wished I was the kid few blocks away from my house who got all the cool toys my family couldn't afford.Morten Frost (left) talks to Rashid Sidek at a training session (photo: Osman Adnan)

    Morten Frost (left) talks to Rashid Sidek at a training session (photo: Osman Adnan)

  • Morten Frost tries to increase coaches' salaries

    Kuala Lumpur: They say behind every successful man there’s a woman, but in the Badminton Association of Malaysia's (BAM) case, the coaches play an important role as they provide guidance and support behind scenes to the Malaysian shuttlers.Hope Morten Frost can bring some much needed joy to Malaysian fans

    Hope Morten Frost can bring some much needed joy to Malaysian fans

  • Morten Frost Hansen's appointment is a good move

    Kuala Lumpur: The appointment of Denmark's Morten Frost Hansen as the Badminton Association of Malaysia's (BAM) Technical Director is a move in the right direction since the Youth and Sports Ministry has aspirations to transform the landscape of Malaysian sports.Morten Frost talks to Tey Seu Bock during Lee Chong Wei's training session

    Morten Frost talks to Tey Seu Bock during Lee Chong Wei's training session

  • Two pairs of former world junior champions to reunite after Tan Boon Heong's departure

    Kuala Lumpur: The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) had admitted their preparation for the 2016 Olympic was hampered by Tan Boon Heong's sudden departure last Wednesday.Mak Hee Chun (holding the trophy) and Teo Kok Siang (holding the flowers) win both Asian and world junior titles in 2008.

    Mak Hee Chun (holding the trophy) and Teo Kok Siang (holding the flowers) win both Asian and world junior titles in 2008.

  • BAM sign with Taiwan's Victor in RM60m deal

    Kuala Lumpur: The Badminton Association of Malaysia’s (BAM) 15-year “marriage” with Sunrise Yonex came to an end when Taiwan sports goods supplier Victor came on board with a RM60 million sponsorship deal over six years on Tuesday.

    BAM president Tengku Mahaleel Tengku Ariff said Victor will become the main sponsor for equipment needed by the players and the BAM, replacing Sunrise Yonex, which has been with the BAM as the main sponsor for 15 years.BAM president Tan Sri Tengku Mahaleel Tengku Arif (right)  shaking hands with the Chairman of Victor International Chen Den-li

    BAM president Tan Sri Tengku Mahaleel Tengku Arif (right) shaking hands with the Chairman of Victor International Chen Den-li

  • Tan Boon Heong drops an 'atomic bomb', quits BAM

    Kuala Lumpur: Called the sad state of the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM), when Tan Boon Heong has decided BAM was an unworthy place for him to stick around and has turned in his resignation letter.Hope Tan Boon Heong gets a new start in his badminton career

    Hope Tan Boon Heong gets a new start in his badminton career

  • BWF expected to announce Lee Chong Wei's hearing date this week

    Kuala Lumpur: Honorary secretary of the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) Ng Chin Cai said Badminton World Federation (BWF) may announce Lee Chong Wei's hearing date before Friday.A lot of badminton fans want Lee Chong Wei to start playing badminton as soon as possible

    A lot of badminton fans want Lee Chong Wei to start playing badminton as soon as possible

  • Morten Frost ready to face task of reviving Malaysian badminton

    Kuala Lumpur: Badminton Association of Malaysia's (BAM) newly appointed technical director Morten Frost Hansen is ready to take on the challenge to revive Malaysia's fortune in badminton.

    Frost, known as 'Mr Badminton' who started work today said he had discussed the task with all the coaches, including coaching method, that had been applied in BAM.Morten Frost, welcome to Malaysia

    Morten Frost, welcome to Malaysia

  • Morten Frost faces challenges to revive Malaysian badminton

    Kuala Lumpur: As former Danish great Morten Frost Hansen begins work on his new job as Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) technical director next Monday, he faces the challenging task of reviving the fortunes of Malaysian badminton.Morten Frost faces daunting task of taking on so many problems at BAM

    Morten Frost faces daunting task of taking on so many problems at BAM

  • 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!

  • BAM may end YONEX sponsorship

    Kuala Lumpur: After 10 years together, Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) and the Japanese badminton equipment manufacturer YONEX may be calling it quits.Relationship of BAM and Yonex might be on the verge of falling apart.

    Relationship of BAM and Yonex might be on the verge of falling apart.

  • 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's response to player departures

    Kuala Lumpur: Following the latest round of resignations from top Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) shuttlers, BAM have issued a statement (see below) on Saturday trying to provide a logical reasoning for the whole situation. Whether that was yet another denial that came out of BAM’s own persisted arrogance, or they finally acknowledged there were deeper issues underlying the whole mess, it's up to you the reader to decide the good, the bad and the ugly in this ongoing story.Badminton Association of Malaysia president Tengku Mahaleel Tengku Arif (left) and his deputy, Datuk Norza Zakaria

    Badminton Association of Malaysia president Tengku Mahaleel Tengku Arif (left) and his deputy, Datuk Norza Zakaria

  • Lee Chong Wei may quit if patience is running out

    Kuala Lumpur: With rumors swirling and cloud of doubt hovering, the series of controversies over the mismanagement of Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM), Lee Chong Wei said issues in BAM might cause more players to consider quitting.

    "Players are aware of management problems at BAM, I am not 100% sure, but I heard more players will soon resign from BAM," said Lee.The whole badminton world can't wait for Lee Chong Wei to come back to the badminton court!

    The whole badminton world can't wait for Lee Chong Wei to come back to the badminton court!

  • Hoon Thien How & Lim Khim Wah drop a "bomb" on BAM

    Kuala Lumpur: After Ng Hui Ern, Ng Hui Lin, Ong Jian Guo, and Yang Li Lian have called it quits, two top Malaysian men's doubles players - Hoon Thien How and Lim Khim Wah have reportedly submitted their resignation letters to Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) on Wednesday.Quitting BAM may turn out to be a positive experience for Hoon Thien How & Lim Khim Wah (blue shirt, back)

    Quitting BAM may turn out to be a positive experience for Hoon Thien How & Lim Khim Wah (blue shirt, back)

  • BAM's increase in allowances well received by player at Purple League

    Genting: While playing in first round of the Purple League Champions Challenge at Genting Highlands, Soong Fie Cho who won the women's doubles title at Indian Open badminton championships with partner Amelia Alicia Anscelly last month, expressed her appreciation of Badminton Association Malaysia's (BAM) decision to increase allowances for the shuttlers.Keep up the good work, Soong Fie Cho (left) and Amelia Alicia Anscelly!

    Keep up the good work, Soong Fie Cho (left) and Amelia Alicia Anscelly!

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