TENGKU Tan Sri Mahaleel Tengku Ariff has been president of the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) for five months.
So, how has he stacked up, so far?
A bit of a hit-and-miss, actually.
Changes have been made, no doubt about that.
But the question that begs to be answered is were they done for the sake of changing and were they effective?
Let’s look back.
It took one month of groundwork before Tengku Mahaleel unveiled his grand scheme – a new structure, new key personnel and an ambitious five-year plan.
It looked good on paper, I would say.
KUALA LUMPUR: Former international Razif Sidek will not act as an assessor for the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) unless he is given an official letter of appointment.
As of Monday, Razif still had not received any official appointment letter from BAM’s president Tengku Tan Sri Mahaleel Tengku Ariff although he had requested for it several times.
Last year, Razif was brought in as an assessor in September and given several roles. He was to assess the national players and coaches, and he was even sent as team manager to the Denmark Open in Odense in October.
KUALA LUMPUR: A desperate Goh Liu Ying went to Kelantan at the behest of Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) president Tan Sri Tengku Mahaleel Tengku Ariff to seek help from a traditional healer to recover from a right knee injury.
For the 24-year-old Liu Ying, the traditional method is another option to consider before she makes a decision whether to go under the knife.
A surgery could put her out of action for about four to eight months and jeopardise her mixed doubles partnership with Chan Peng Soon. There are a number of major tournaments this year – the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow from July 21-Aug 4, World Championships in Copenhagen from Aug 25-31 and Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, from Sept 28-Oct 5.