• Rashid Sidek re-appointed as BAM's singles chief coach

    Kuching: Rashid Sidek was re-appointed as the singles chief coach of Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM), again, just two weeks after he was dropped from that same position when BAM announced a reshuffle of its coaching structure early this year.

    That decision was made by BAM in a council meeting held on last Saturday.With the re-appointment of Rashid Sidek as singles chief coach, hopefully the political drama in BAM would grind to a temporary halt.

    With the re-appointment of Rashid Sidek as singles chief coach, hopefully the political drama in BAM would grind to a temporary halt.

  • BAM held council meeting in Kuching

    by Matthew Umpang
    Kuching: Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) held their first council meeting outside Peninsular Malaysia here yesterday, with the subject of grooming future players as the main agenda.

    Speaking during a press conference before the meeting at a local hotel here, BAM president Tengku Tan Sri Mahaleel Tengku Ariff admitted the urgency of developing a new batch of players to replace the current batch.Morshidi (centre) receiving the Datuk Lee Chong Wei autographed racquet from Tengku Mahaleel (second left) yesterday. Also seen are Aziz (second right) and other BAM officials.

    Morshidi (centre) receiving the Datuk Lee Chong Wei autographed racquet from Tengku Mahaleel (second left) yesterday. Also seen are Aziz (second right) and other BAM officials.

  • BAM President Tengku Mahaleel speaks out

    Kuala Lumpur: BAM (Badminton Association of Malaysia) officials have kept silent for weeks as criticisms mounted against the organization, but on Monday, the president of BAM Tengku Tan Sri Mahaleel Tengku Ariff, finally spoke out in defense of BAM.President of BAM: Tengku Mahaleel Tengku Ariff

    President of BAM: Tengku Mahaleel Tengku Ariff

  • Razif has harsh words for Mahaleel

    Kuala Lumpur: Former Malaysian national coach Razif Sidek was unhappy and slammed the irresponsible attitude of President of the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM), Tan Sri Tengku Mahaleel Tengku Ariff who pointed fingers at the coach following poor performance of men's singles, Daren Liew at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow two weeks ago. Razif is unhappy with Mahaleel's attitude in defeat

    Razif is unhappy with Mahaleel's attitude in defeat

     

  • Current and former shuttlers stand behind Rashid Sidek

    Kuala Lumpur: Almost A week after president of Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) Tengku Mahaleel Tengku Ariff openly criticize men's singles coach for Daren Liew and Chong Wei Feng's disastrous performances at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, both players have decided to stand behind their coach over this finger-pointing saga.Chong Wei Feng (left) and Daren Liew are standing behind their coach

    Chong Wei Feng (left) and Daren Liew are standing behind their coach

  • Elyas Omar to BAM: Stop Arguing!

    Kuala Lumpur:  Former president of Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) Tan Sri Elyas Omar urged current president of BAM Tan Sri Tengku Mahaleel Tengku Ariff and men’s singles coach Rashid Sidek to resolve their conflicts immediately. Tan Sri Elyas said the attitude of pointing fingers at each other after the poor performance of men’s singles at Glasgow is otherwise inappropriate, and both parties must share the responsibility equally.Tan Sri Elyas Omar (4th from left) is the most successful president of BAM in the past 22 years

    Tan Sri Elyas Omar (4th from left) is the most successful president of BAM in the past 22 years

  • Rashid Sidek dropped from World Champs Squad

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's chief coach Rashid Sidek was excluded from the Copenhagen World Championships after falling out with president of Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) Tengku Mahaleel Tengku Ariff.

    "The president called a management meeting on Wednesday, introduced Hendrawan as my replacement to the World Championships coaching staff," said Rashid. The 1996 Atlanta Olympic bronze medalist also claimed that he had not been informed by BAM about that meeting.Rashid Sidek plays major role in Malaysia's 1992 Thomas Cup victory.

    Rashid Sidek plays major role in Malaysia's 1992 Thomas Cup victory.

  • Finger-pointing after Malaysian men's singles' loss at Glasgow

    Kuala Lumpur: On Monday, president of Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) Tengku Mahaleel Tengku Ariff voiced his unhappiness over the poor performances of men's singles players at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. He also denied that he and other association members interfered with the shuttlers selection process. Althought he didn't refer to a specific name, he clearly targeted the men's singles head coach, Rashid Sidek, who was responsible for picking players to replace Datuk Lee Chong Wei at Glasgow.Rashid, Tengku Mahaleel, let's forgive each other, and move on to more pressing matters such as strengthening the men's singles department.

    Rashid, Tengku Mahaleel, let's forgive each other, and move on to more pressing matters such as strengthening the men's singles department.

  • 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.”

  • Yap Kim Hock Might be Back to BAM (pic)

    KUALA LUMPUR: Yap Kim Hock (former men’s doubles Olympic Games silver medallist) could become the doubles national coach with the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) again.

    President Tan Sri Tengku Mahaleel Tengku Ariff, secretary Ng Chin Chai and general manager Kenny Goh interviewed him on Friday. They will let Kim Hock know about their decision on March 20. The comittee will also decides what will happen to Tan Kim Her, the existing national coach; and whether Datuk Misbun Sidek will accept the position of the coaching director for BAM.Former national chief coach and player Yap Kim Hock, seen here with kids from Pandamaran at his badminton academy, has applied for the men's doubles coaching position with BAM on Friday.

     

  • Liu Ying to seek alternative medicine for knee injury (pic)

    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.

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