KUALA LUMPUR: It seems that a strategist is sorely missing in the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) set-up.
National singles chief coach Rashid Sidek asked for a coach last year to assist Hendrawan but the BAM were silent on it.
Instead, they hired Tan Kim Her even though there was no request for a doubles coach or a pressing need for one in the doubles department.
Rashid said that he had requested for a coach to assist Hendrawan as the Indonesian had a big group of players under his charge.
“My hands are also tied with administrative work and meetings. I try to assist the other coaches the best way I can,” said Rashid.