• Malaysian women's singles coach Wong Tat Meng to join Scotland badminton

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's national women's singles coach Wong Tat Meng has decided to join Scotland badminton as their head coach.

    Technical Director of the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM), Morten Frost has issued a statement on Wednesday to confirm Wong would not renew his contract with BAM, instead, Wong has accepted the head coach position in Scotland.Chief Executive of Badminton Scotland, Anne Smillie welcomes Wong Tat Meng to the Scotland badminton team. (photo: Badminton Scotland)

    Chief Executive of Badminton Scotland, Anne Smillie welcomes Wong Tat Meng to the Scotland badminton team. (photo: Badminton Scotland)

  • Lee Chong Wei withdraws from China Open

    Kuala Lumpur: The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has confirmed that World No. 1 men's singles player Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia would not play in the China Open that will be held from Nov 15 to Nov 20 in Fuzhou, China.Wish Lee Chong Wei a fast recovery and get well soon. (photo: AP)Wish Lee Chong Wei a fast recovery and get well soon. (photo: AP)

    Wish Lee Chong Wei a fast recovery and get well soon. (photo: AP)Wish Lee Chong Wei a fast recovery and get well soon. (photo: AP)

  • Lee Chong Wei unsure of playing China and Hong Kong Open

    Kuala Lumpur: Technical director of the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) Morten Frost Hansen told Malaysian media that he'll let Malaysian badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei decide for himself as to whether he would really like to participate at the China and Hong Kong Open that will be held in November.Hope Lee Chong Wei gets to feel better soon. (photo: AFP)

    Hope Lee Chong Wei gets to feel better soon. (photo: AFP)

  • Misbun Sidek challenges Hendrawan to produce another world class player

    Kuala Lumpur: After the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) has agreed to renew the contract of men's singles coach Hendrawan, Malaysian badminton legend Misbun Sidek offered up a challenge to Hendrawan, hoping the former World Champion could produce another world class player such as Lee Chong Wei.Misbun Sidek clearly understand a lot of internal problems in BAM. (photo: AP)

    Misbun Sidek clearly understand a lot of internal problems in BAM. (photo: AP)

  • BAM eyes gold medal in 2020 Tokyo Olympics

    Kuala Lumpur: The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) has set at least a gold medal as its benchmark for the badminton squad to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.Lee Chong Wei (blue shirt), other Rio badminton silver medalists and BAM coaches receive incentives from BAM on Saturday. (photo: Sinchew)

    Lee Chong Wei (blue shirt), other Rio badminton silver medalists and BAM coaches receive incentives from BAM on Saturday. (photo: Sinchew)

  • Lee Chong Wei's coach Hendrawan receives contract extension

    Kuala Lumpur: The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) today agreed to renew the contract of men's singles coach Hendrawan, says acting president Tan Sri Mohamed Al Amin Abdul Majid.Congratulations to Hendrawan on his contract extension through 2018!

    Congratulations to Hendrawan on his contract extension through 2018!

  • Morten Frost: BAM seeks to build pipeline of players

    Kuala Lumpur: Technical director of the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) Morten Frost Hansen admitted it's hard to find another player with that capability of Lee Chong Wei, but BAM has started building a talent pipeline for the future of badminton in Malaysia.Morten Frost answers reporters' questions. (photo: Bernama)

    Morten Frost answers reporters' questions. (photo: Bernama)

  • 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 wants Hendrawan to stay, denies reports of his net worth

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's World No. 1 badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei hoped the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) would renew the contract of men's singles coach Hendrawan that is set to expire by end of this year.Lee Chong Wei takes picture with the reward recipients. (photo: bernama)

    Lee Chong Wei takes picture with the reward recipients. (photo: bernama)

  • Hendrawan's contract renewal depends on Lee Chong Wei's 2020 Olympics decision

    Kuala Lumpur: The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) will be reshuffle the national team as preparation to ensure Malaysia continues to be the main challenger for medals in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.There will be a lot of changes in the badminton world before the 2020 Tokyo

    There will be a lot of changes in the badminton world before the 2020 Tokyo

  • 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)

  • 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!

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