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Rashid Sidek to stay at BAM, for now!

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Published: 13 August 2014
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KUALA LUMPUR: Embattled national singles head coach Rashid Sidek has no intention of quitting the post, at least for now, despite coming under heavy criticism for the failure of the men’s singles players in the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.Rashid Sidek is a top class, hugely respected coach in the worldwide badminton community

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Soon Huat, Iskandar, Hui Lin included in Asian Games

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Published: 13 August 2014
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Kuala Lumpur: The Malaysian men's and women's teams both welcome few new faces to their rosters for the 2014 Incheon Asian Games.

World number 109 Goh Soon Huat and world number 94 Iskandar Zainuddin will be playing alongside world number 1 Lee Chong Wei and world number 18 Chong Wei Feng as members of the men's team in Incheon.Good luck to Goh Soon Huat (top left),Iskandar Zainuddin (top right), Ng Hui Lin (bottom right)!

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BAM is ready to pay coaches unpaid incentives

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Published: 12 August 2014
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Kuala Lumpur: Last week, while trying to mediate the huge fallout between president of the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) Tengku Tan Sri Mahaleel Tengku Ariff and Rashid Sidek, Youth and Sports Minister of Malaysia Khairy Jamaluddin also wanted BAM to disburse the Coaches Incentive Scheme (SGAR) payment amounting to RM16,000 to the badminton squad coaches for assisting to take the country to the Thomas Cup finals in May.Pang Cheh Chang, Wong Tat Meng, Tey Seu Bock, Hendrawan and Rashid Sidek (begin with right side of last row) were handed total of RM16,000 monetary rewards by the National Sports Council (NSC) on July 1.

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The love story of Derek Wong and Vanessa Neo

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Published: 12 August 2014
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By Cheryl Tay

The love story of Singapore badminton players  Derek Wong, 25, and Vanessa Neo, 27, nearly did not happen when Wong was rejected the first time.Shuttler Derek Wong and Vanessa Neo put wedding plans on hold to pursue his Olympic dream. Photo: Cheryl Tay

Neo, who left Raffles Junior College to join the national squad in 2004, said: “I’m older and I wasn’t sure if I could accept someone younger. I was afraid of what others might say.”

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Du Pengyu is retiring from badminton

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Published: 11 August 2014
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Beijing: Although not officially confirmed as of yet, world number 8 Du Pengyu's last minute withdrawal from the World Championships, being excluded from the Chinese Asian Games squad, did not play in any tournaments after Thomas Cup Finals, and there were no reports of injuries related to him - all signs indicated that he is no longer an active member of the Chinese national badminton team.Du Pengyu, it's sad to see you go, wishing you all the best in your future endeavors

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