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Shot In The Arm For BAM As Daihatsu Drive In With RM1.9 Mln Sponsorship

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) received a shot in the arm as Japan’s car manufacturer Daihatsu Motor Corporation drove in to sign a USD450,000 (RM1.9 million) sponsorship deal today. From the total, USD350,000 (RM1.47 million) would be allocated as prize money for the Perodua Masters Malaysia 2018 which is scheduled in…

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BAM In No Rush To Replace Morten Frost

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KUALA LUMPUR- The BA of Malaysia (BAM) are in no rush to replace technical director Morten Frost, after accepting the latter’s sudden resignation on Monday. In fact, a new structure – where all five head coaches report directly to the Coaching and Training (C&T) committee – was agreed upon at the committee’s meeting here at…

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BAM To Hold Motivation Camp To Fire Up The Players

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) will hold a motivation camp to fire up the players for the Kuala Lumpur SEA Games 2017 (KL2017) next month. Team manager Mat Rashid Jahlil said the motivation camp from Aug 11 to 13 in Genting Highlands, will be attended by several national sports icons, to…

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BAM Announces Major Appointments

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) today announced the appointment of Michelle Chai Han Ching as its new general manager and also Dr Suresh Kumar as Malaysia Badminton Academy acting head. BAM president Datuk Seri Mohamad Norza Zakaria said both individuals were selected to fill the respective posts based on their vast…

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Morten Frost Brush Off Goh/Tan Split Rumours

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KUALA LUMPUR – Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) technical director Morten Frost Hansen has dismissed rumours that national top men’s doubles pair, Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong would be split up following Malaysia’s disastrous outing at the recent Sudirman Cup mixed team badminton championship in Gold Coast, Australia. The Dane said the decision on the…

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Khairy Advises Parties Involved In ‘Gentlemen’s Agreement’ To Respect It

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PUTRAJAYA – Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin has requested all parties involved in the ‘gentlemen’s agreement’ on the leadership transition at the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) to be honest and respect it. “It is not a formal or written agreement, but one done verbally between individuals, and I think those involved must respect…

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Peng Soon-Goh Liu Forced To Withdraw From Malaysia Masters Due To Injury

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SIBU – National mixed doubles pair Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying have decided to withdraw from the Victor Far East Malaysia Masters Championships that starts here tomorrow. Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) general manager Lawrence Chew said the pair had to withdraw since Liu Ying had injured her leg. “Liu Ying suffered a leg injury.…

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BAM Introduce Incentive Scheme For Players

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) has for the first time introduced an incentive scheme to reward players who finish among the top three in the world ranking. BAM deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamad Norza Zakaria said the idea was never announced but a similar incentive was given to Datuk Lee Chong…

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BAM’s Players Still Have Two Month To Improve Performances

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KUALA LUMPUR – Shuttlers under the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) have been given two months to improve their performance before the badminton governing body in the country restructures the national squad next year. FAM deputy president Datuk Seri Norza Zakaria said the decision was made during BAM’s Coaching & Training (C&T) meeting held last…

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Zulfadli Not Keen To Join BAM Training Programme

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KUALA LUMPUR – National singles badminton player Zulfadli Zulkilfi is not keen to join the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) and is more comfortable continuing with the training programme handled by his father, Zulkifli Daud. National Sports Council (MSN) director-general, Datuk Ahmad Shapawi Ismail said this was revealed by his father on Sunday, after a…

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Local Coaches Are My Preference – Frost

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KUALA LUMPUR – Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) technical director Morten Frost Hansen is more interested in engaging local coaches for the national team and Bukit Jalil Sports School (BJSS) programmes. He said some names have been shortlisted and was looking for at least five coaches to assist the national and junior badminton squads. “I…

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Kim Her’s Replacement Will Be Discussed At BAM Exco Meeting Today

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PETALING JAYA – The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) will be discussing finding a replacement for men’s doubles coach Tan Kim Her at its executive committee meeting today, said BAM deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamad Norza Zakaria. He said BAM respected Kim Her’s decision to join the Badminton Association of India (BAI) as head coach…

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Eight Month Suspension: Chong Wei Relegated To 45th Place

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KUALA LUMPUR: After serving a backdated eight-month suspension for a doping violation, former world number one shuttler Datuk Lee Chong Wei has been relegated to 45th placing in the Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings. He is now behind Chong Wei Feng who has been ranked 31st with 35,199 points while independent shuttler Zulfadli Zulkiffli ranked…

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Rashid And Rosman Leave BAM In Search Of Greener Pasture

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KUALA LUMPUR – National coaches Rashid Sidek and Rosman Razak have decided to not renew their contracts which ended today, despite a review of salary by the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM). BAM technical director Morten Frost Hansen said the coaches had made the decision after receiving better offers from other parties. “We have negotiated…

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BAM Legal Team Ready For Doping Case Hearing On April 11

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NEW DELHI – The defence team of Lee Chong Wei will be relying on the argument that the Malaysian national shuttler did not knowingly take the banned substance dexamethasone, at the hearing of the doping case on April 11 in Amsterdam. Malaysian counsel B. Jadadish Chandra said lead counsel Mike Morgan, a specialist on sports…

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Malaysian Open Loses Glamour Without Chong Wei

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PETALING JAYA – Without the presence of Datuk Lee Chong Wei who is still under temporary suspension, the 2015 Malaysian Open Badminton Championships may lose its lustre and excitement. Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamad Norza Zakaria said Chong Wei is a legend of the tournament after having won the title…

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Men’s Doubles Pair Thien How-Khim Wah Walk Out Of BAM’s Court

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KUALA LUMPUR – Two more national shuttlers, Hoon Thien How/Lim Khim Wah, the country’s second ranked men’s doubles pair have decided to exit the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) stable. BAM general manager Kenny Goh who confirmed the decision of the duo said both players had submitted their resignation letter on Wednesday. “Both players had…

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Young Woman Shuttler Sacrifices Beloved Sport To Concentrate On Studies

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KUALA LUMPUR – National shuttler Yang Li Lian has decided to sacrifice her beloved sport despite a bright prospect, to focus on her studies. The 22-year-old women’s singles player said she had to make the sacrifice to concentrate on her studies because her form has not been up to the mark lately. “I will pursue…

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Appointing National Coaches Will Be Frost’s Choice – Tengku Mahaleel

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KUALA LUMPUR – The future of National coaches under the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) will most likely be determined by newly appointed Technical Director and former legendary Danish badminton ace Morten Frost Hansen. BAM President Tan Sri Tengku Mahaleel Tengku Ariff hinted that the scope of offering new contracts to coaches would most likely…

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