• 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!

  • Lee Chong Wei's hearing could be postponed again

    Kuala Lumpur: After several postponements, Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) have again postponed Lee Chong Wei's doping hearing as they've entered the last phase of the evidence collection process.

    BAM is expected to bring the case to Badminton World Federation (BWF) either sometime this month or sometime in March the latest. Vice President of BAM Datuk Seri Mohamad Norza Zakaria said officials from BWF have agreed to make themselves available whenever BAM are ready to present the case.Hopefully the waiting game will end soon for Lee Chong Wei

    Hopefully the waiting game will end soon for Lee Chong Wei

  • 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!

  • Yang Li Lian resigns from BAM

    Kuala Lumpur: Top Malaysian women's singles shuttler and world number 54 Yang Li Lian of Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) has decided to call it quits from the badminton court to pursue her studies at a local university in Malaysia on Thursday.Yang Li Lian will be surely missed

    Yang Li Lian will be surely missed

  • Rashid Sidek re-appointed as BAM's singles chief coach

    Kuching: Rashid Sidek was re-appointed as the singles chief coach of Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM), again, just two weeks after he was dropped from that same position when BAM announced a reshuffle of its coaching structure early this year.

    That decision was made by BAM in a council meeting held on last Saturday.With the re-appointment of Rashid Sidek as singles chief coach, hopefully the political drama in BAM would grind to a temporary halt.

    With the re-appointment of Rashid Sidek as singles chief coach, hopefully the political drama in BAM would grind to a temporary halt.

  • BAM held council meeting in Kuching

    by Matthew Umpang
    Kuching: Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) held their first council meeting outside Peninsular Malaysia here yesterday, with the subject of grooming future players as the main agenda.

    Speaking during a press conference before the meeting at a local hotel here, BAM president Tengku Tan Sri Mahaleel Tengku Ariff admitted the urgency of developing a new batch of players to replace the current batch.Morshidi (centre) receiving the Datuk Lee Chong Wei autographed racquet from Tengku Mahaleel (second left) yesterday. Also seen are Aziz (second right) and other BAM officials.

    Morshidi (centre) receiving the Datuk Lee Chong Wei autographed racquet from Tengku Mahaleel (second left) yesterday. Also seen are Aziz (second right) and other BAM officials.

  • Morten Frost ready to lead Malaysian badminton

    Kuching: While preparing to provide commentary at the ongoing Malaysian Masters in Kuching, Malaysia, Morten Frost provided some insight into his future plan for Malaysian badminton, when he is set to take over as the technical director of the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) in March.Morten Frost is currently working as a TV commentator for coverage of badminton

    Morten Frost is currently working as a TV commentator for coverage of badminton

  • He Guoquan replaces Zhou Kejian as BJSS head coach

    Kuala Lumpur: After the resignation of four Bukit Jalil Sports School (BJSS) coaches – Zhou Kejian, Chong Kien Ling, Poh Chai Boon and Chin Tze Seong – from the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) in one week, BAM has appointed Lin Dan's junior coach He Guoquan as the head coach of BJSS on Friday.He Guoquan is Lin Dan's junior coach

    He Guoquan is Lin Dan's junior coach

  • Lee Chong Wei's hearing set for first week of Feb

    Kuala Lumpur: According to Malaysian media, deputy president of the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) Datuk Norza Zakaria has confirmed that Badminton World Federation (BWF) will hear Lee Chong Wei's case at the first week of February.Badminton will be boring without Lee Chong Wei

    Badminton will be boring without Lee Chong Wei

  • Lee Chong Wei’s BWF hearing may be held early Feb

    Kuala Lumpur: According to Malaysian media, deputy president of Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) Datuk Mohamad Norza Zakaria said that they have requested a new date from the Badminton World Federation (BWF) for Lee Chong Wei's hearing. It was speculated that the hearing date might be set for early February.Badminton needs Lee Chong Wei

    Badminton needs Lee Chong Wei

  • BAM President Tengku Mahaleel speaks out

    Kuala Lumpur: BAM (Badminton Association of Malaysia) officials have kept silent for weeks as criticisms mounted against the organization, but on Monday, the president of BAM Tengku Tan Sri Mahaleel Tengku Ariff, finally spoke out in defense of BAM.President of BAM: Tengku Mahaleel Tengku Ariff

    President of BAM: Tengku Mahaleel Tengku Ariff

  • Zulfadli Zulkiffli vows to stays independent

    Kuala Lumpur: The reigning Malaysian champion and the 2011 world junior champion, Zulfadli Zulkifli said he has no plans to join the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) in the near future.Zulfadli Zulkiffli proves he can win Malaysian GP Finals without BAM

    Zulfadli Zulkiffli proves he can win Malaysian GP Finals without BAM

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