• Eyes on BAM for Lee Chong Wei's new coach

    Kuala Lumpur: World number one Lee Chong Wei preferred not to involve in the decision of whether he should get a new coach. He would let Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) to take the proper action in this case before he started to chime in.Lee Chong Wei (right) talks to his coach Tey Seu Bock

    Lee Chong Wei (right) talks to his coach Tey Seu Bock

  • BAM, it's time to put together a stronger team around Chong Wei

    To Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM):
    While the existing team around Lee Chong Wei continue to serve him well - helping him to maintain his world number one ranking and winning several Superseries per year, after falling short in huge tournaments such as Olympics, World Championships and Asian Games over and over again, and before Chong Wei's confidence is running dry, BAM should work on assembling a stronger team with personnel that can defeat challenges from the Chinese team.We can never find an extraordinarily talented badminton player like Lee Chong Wei

    We can never find an extraordinarily talented badminton player like Lee Chong Wei

  • BAM set to appoint Lin Dan's junior coach as singles coach

    Kuala Lumpur: In the hope of reviving the glory days of Malaysia badminton, the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) have installed Lin Dan's junior coach - He Guoquan as the men's singles coach for Malaysia.He Guoquan - the man with black shirt in the middle

    He Guoquan - the man with black shirt in the middle

  • BAM to hire a coaching czar

    Copenhagen: According to Dato' Norza Zakaria - the Deputy-President of Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM), they are looking to hire a head coach for the national training and coaching department by end of 2014.Successful badminton head coaches

    Successful badminton head coaches

  • Malaysia's Thomas Cup coaches get RM 3200 each

    Kuala Lumpur: Two weeks ago, Malaysian Thomas Cup shuttlers were rewarded RM25,000 each by the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) but the coaches were left out. Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin (center with purple shirt), posing with the Thomas Cup shuttlers

    Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin (center with purple shirt), posing with the Thomas Cup shuttlers

  • Each Malaysia Thomas Cup shuttler receives RM25,000 from BAM

    Kuala Lumpur: The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) rewarded each member of the Thomas Cup team RM25,000 for their strong performance in last month's Thomas Cup finals.The RM25,000 reward really does boost morale and engagement among the shuttlers and BAM

    The RM25,000 reward really does boost morale and engagement among the shuttlers and BAM

  • Koo Kien Keat joins Tan Boon Heong for World Championships

    Kuala Lumpur: On Monday, the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) has confirmed that they will field Koo Kien Keat with Tan Boon Heong in the World Championships, Copenhagen from Aug 25-31.Koo Kien Keat needs to ramp up his self-discipline and lose a lot of weight in order to restart his career!

    Koo Kien Keat needs to ramp up his self-discipline and lose a lot of weight in order to restart his career!


    According to Badminton World Federation (BWF), each country can send a maximum of three pairs of men's doubles if they are ranked within the top 24. Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong are currently ranked number 24th, which allowed them to qualify for the world meet on merit.
  • BAM: Welcome back Hui Lin-Hui Ern!

    Kuala Lumpur: Ng Hui Lin-Ng Hui Ern's request to return to the Malaysia national team has been accepted by the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM). Could Ng Hui Lin and Ng Hui Ern become the Williams sisters in Badminton?

    Could Ng Hui Lin and Ng Hui Ern become the Williams sisters in Badminton?

    "We wrote a letter to BAM one month ago requested about possibility of our return to the national team upon completion of our studies in England.  I met with BAM president Tengku Mahaleel Tengku Ariff on Sunday, and he has unofficially given me the green light," said Hui Lin. BAM will send out an official acceptance letter to the sisters in next few days.

  • Koo Kien Keat could be the X-factor for Malaysia's Thomas Cup team

    KUALA LUMPUR: The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) may bring back Koo Kien Keat to beef up one of the weakest Thomas Cup squad in Malaysia's badminton history.Koo Kean Keat needs to be in shape to play good badminton

    Koo Kean Keat needs to be in shape to play good badminton


    Lee Chong Wei proposed to BAM on Friday that Koo Kien Keat could allow the coaches more flexibility to try different line-ups.

  • Mohd Arif Abdul Latif and Yang Li Lian are in the Singapore Open main draw

    Singapore: Malaysia's independent shuttler Mohd Arif Abdul Latif who left Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) last July made it to the main draw of the Singapore Open by defeating Siswanto of Indonesia 21-16, 21-11 in his first game, and then scoring a comprehensive win over Singaporean Ashton Chen with 21-18, 21-19 on Tuesday.The 21-year-old Yang Li Lian will have a chance to learn from the world No. 2 Wang Yihan in the main draw.

    The 21-year-old Yang Li Lian will have a chance to learn from the world No. 2 Wang Yihan in the main draw.

    Arif once ranked No. 30 in the world has plummeted to No. 89 despite winning the Malaysian International Challenge last November. He is going to play India’s B. Sai Praneeth in the first round of the main draw.

  • Misbun rejected Malaysia’s offer to become badminton supremo (pic)

    KUALA LUMPUR:  Datuk Misbun Sidek turned down The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM)’s offer to be the Chief Director for its national team due to personal reasons. Misbun Sidek says no to BAM
    BAM was forced to switch to Plan B, which they appointed Rashid Sidek, as the singles chief coach on Thursday and will name the chief for doubles soon. BAM president Tan Sri Tengku Mahaleel Tengku Ariff said they have not yet decided if Kim Hock will be their pick to head the doubles department.   “We will now go back to our Plan B and appoint two chief coaches – one in the singles and one in the doubles.”

  • Thomas Cup trial for independent shuttlers (pic)

    KUALA LUMPUR: Former international Mohd Zakry Abdul Latif was jumping for joy after getting a chance to win a place in the squad for the Thomas Cup Finals from May 18-25 in New Delhi.

    The 30-year-old Zakry is one of the few former national players who have been invited by the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) to take part in the Thomas and Uber Cup Finals selection trial on March 19 at Stadium Juara in Bukit Kiara."Mohd Zakry Abdul Latif (left) and his doubles partner Mohd Fairuzizuan Tazari have been invited to attend the Thomas Cup selection trial along with other independent shuttlers on March 19

    The other men’s doubles players are Zakry’s partner Mohd Fairuzizuan Mohd Tazari and Koo Kien Keat, who recently quit the national team.

    Also invited are the Ng sisters, Hui Lin and Hui Ern, and five men’s singles players – former national champion Misbun Ramdan Misbun, former world junior champion Zulfadli Zulkiffli, Tan Chun Seang, Mohd Arif Abdul Latif and Chan Kwong Beng.

    It is the first time BAM are officially conducting a selection trial for the Finals.

  • Why BAM Doesn't Want to Select Club Player?

    KUALA LUMPUR: Badminton clubs are still not recognised as a reliable feeder of talents for the national body.

    At least, this is the understanding of Looi Badminton Academy’s managing director Datuk Jack Koh, following the Badminton Association of Malaysia’s (BAM) failure to invite his club’s budding players for a recent selection trial to pick the best juniors to represent the country in the World Junior Championships in Alor Setar from April 7-18.

    Jack had asked that five of his players, including reigning Uganda International boys’ doubles champion Yeoh Seng Zoe-Chong Chun Quan, be allowed to take part in the selection trial but his request was not entertained.

    Jack said that his club was disappointed with the decision.

    “I met BAM’s management two months ago and the assurance was given that club players would be given a chance to take part in selection trials but unfortunately, my recent request was rejected,” said Jack.

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