• William Toh, Ng Chin Chai become team managers for Malaysia's BATC, Olympic Squads

    Kuala Lumpur: The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) has appointed BAM council member Datuk William Toh as manager of the Badminton Asia Team Championships (BATC) squad and BAM honorary secretary Ng Chin Chai as the squad manager for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.Morten Frost (left), Lawrence Chew (second left), Tan Sri Mohamed Al-Amin Abdul Majid (third right), William Toh (second right), Ng Chin Chai (right). (photo: Bernama)

    Morten Frost (left), Lawrence Chew (second left), Tan Sri Mohamed Al-Amin Abdul Majid (third right), William Toh (second right), Ng Chin Chai (right). (photo: Bernama)

  • Indra Wijaya to join BAM on Feb 9

    Kuala Lumpur: Former world No 4 Indra Wijaya, who moved to Singapore after representing Indonesia from 1995 to 2000, will join Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) as their new men's singles coach on Feb 9.Indra Wijaya faces the challenging task of getting the struggling Malaysia badminton back to its glory days.

    Indra Wijaya faces the challenging task of getting the struggling Malaysia badminton back to its glory days.


  • Morten Frost optimistic about Malaysia's Thomas Cup Finals chances

    Kuala Lumpur: Despite concerns from several former national coaches that sending a young squad to the Badminton Asian Team Championships (BATC) in India next month would jeopardize Malaysia's chances of qualifying for the Thomas Cup Finals slated to be held in Kunshan, China from May 15-22. Technical Director of Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM), Morten Frost Hansen however remained optimistic about his team's capabilities of making the prestigious biennial Thomas Cup finals.Malaysia is going to go through growing pains when they have such young players for BATC, but BadmintonPlanet.com agreed with Morten Frost, we should all look ahead to the future.

    Malaysia is going to go through growing pains when they have such young players for BATC, but BadmintonPlanet.com agreed with Morten Frost, we should all look ahead to the future.

  • The top 10 badminton news of 2015 in Malaysia

    Kuala Lumpur: Badminton is undoubtedly one of the most famous and popular sports in Malaysia, due to world class star athletes such as Lee Chong Wei, Tan Boon Heong and Koo Kien Keat have brought a lot of exposure to the sport. Furthermore, large amount of media coverage devoted to badminton also attributed to large-scale expansion of its fan base in Malaysia.Happy New Year to Badminton fans all around the world!

    Happy New Year to Badminton fans all around the world!

  • Rexy Mainaky may be back on BAM's list

    Kuala Lumpur: Rexy Mainaky who won the men doubles 1996 Atlanta Olympic gold medal with Ricky Subagja, may be back in the picture as a candidate for the potential men's doubles coach position in Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM).Rexy Mainaky is a good coach, it's BAM who always mess things up. (photo: PBSI)

    Rexy Mainaky is a good coach, it's BAM who always mess things up. (photo: PBSI)

  • Morten Frost: Malaysian shuttlers have stamina problems

    Kuala Lumpur: Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) technical director Morten Frost Hansen needed to find ways to resolve the lack of stamina problem that have plagued most of the badminton players in BAM.Morten Frost is pushing for endurance and stamina improvements on Malaysian badminton players.

    Morten Frost is pushing for endurance and stamina improvements on Malaysian badminton players.

  • Lee Chong Wei withdraws from Macau Open

    Macau: Lee Chong Wei has pulled out of the Macau Open citing a knee injury he sustained at Sunday's Hong Kong Open final against Tian Houwei, whom he beat 21-16, 21-15.It's a good thing for Lee Chong Wei to take some time off from badminton. (photo:oaspcort)

    It's a good thing for Lee Chong Wei to take some time off from badminton. (photo:oaspcort)

  • Cheah Soon Kit planning to return to BAM as doubles coach

    Kuala Lumpur: Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) confirmed that they have already approached former men's doubles shuttler Cheah Soon Kit about his availability to become BAM's next men's doubles coach. That position was vacated after Tan Kim Her has decided to join Badminton Association of India in July.Cheah Soon Kit (left) and Yap Kim Hock pose with their 1996 Olympic silver medals.

    Cheah Soon Kit (left) and Yap Kim Hock pose with their 1996 Olympic silver medals.

  • Morten Frost acknowledges problems in Malaysian men's doubles

    Kuala Lumpur: Technical director for the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) Morten Frost has admitted to a wide range recent struggles with Malaysian men's doubles department, while maintaining that he has started an honest rebuilding effort aimed to revive Malaysia's glory days in men's doubles.Yap Kim Hock (left) and Cheah Soon Kit at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games.

    Yap Kim Hock (left) and Cheah Soon Kit at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games.

  • Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong still hopeful for Rio qualification

    Kuala Lumpur: Even though they were one win away from the Thailand Open men's doubles crown, Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong's runner-up finish in Bangkok has given them a major boost to qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games.

    The pair's performance definitely caught the eye of technical director for the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) Morten Frost.If getting back in competitive shape, Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong still a formidable and fascinating men's pair in the world. (photo: Granular)

    If getting back in competitive shape, Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong still a formidable and fascinating men's pair in the world. (photo: Granular)

  • Morten Frost: Lee Chong Wei faces "enormous pressure"

    Kuala Lumpur: Since the “sparring partner” conflict that emerged between technical director for the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) Morten Frost and Malaysian badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei about two weeks ago, Frost has been handling the whole situation in a respectful and positive way.The Morten Frost to Lee Chong Wei relationship is fundamental for their ultimate success on the court.

    The Morten Frost to Lee Chong Wei relationship is fundamental for their ultimate success on the court.

  • Morten Frost admits differences with Lee Chong Wei

    Kuala Lumpur: Since their arrival in March, Badminton Association of Malaysia’s (BAM) Technical Director Morten Frost, he has been assigned the task of reviving Malaysia's glorious days in badminton.Both Morten Frost and Lee Chong Wei should work smoothly together if they want to be successful.

    Both Morten Frost and Lee Chong Wei should work smoothly together if they want to be successful.

  • Morten Frost is on the lookout for local coaches

    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.Morten Frost Hansen has been calling for the hiring of local coaches. (photo: vtr)

    Morten Frost Hansen has been calling for the hiring of local coaches. (photo: vtr)

  • Goh Jin Wei to set sights on 2020 Olympics

    Kuala Lumpur: The 15-year-old Goh Jin Wei, who is smally-built, but fast in movement and court coverage, has been rated as a genuine medal prospect for the 2020 Olympics, by which time she will be 20 years of age.

    Jin Wei received a tremendous boosts in her young career last Friday as she was included by the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) together with 7 other shuttlers into the Podium Programme.Khairy Jamaluddin takes picture with Goh Jin Wei following her SEA Games semi-final loss. (photo: Khairy Jamaluddin's Twitter)

    Khairy Jamaluddin takes picture with Goh Jin Wei following her SEA Games semi-final loss. (photo: Khairy Jamaluddin's Twitter)

  • BAM launch player exchange program with Denmark

    Kuala Lumpur: The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) have devised a six-week shuttler exchange program with Denmark aimed to provide numerous opportunities to facilitate, to  guide, and to develop badminton players from both countries.In addition to Denmark, Morten Frost should also design an exchange program with shuttlers and coaches from China.

    In addition to Denmark, Morten Frost should also design an exchange program with shuttlers and coaches from China.

  • Lee Chong Wei suffers minor injury, Carolina Marin ready to attack

    Jakarta: Lee Chong Wei provided a minor scare to the Malaysian team when he sat out of practice at the Djarum Badminton Centre in Jakarta on Sunday due to a blister on the small toe of his right foot.Wish a speedy recovery to Lee Chong Wei.

    Wish a speedy recovery to Lee Chong Wei.

  • Lee Chong Wei heads to Jakarta with boosted confidence

    Kuala Lumpur:  With four days to go before the start of the 2015 Badminton World Federation (BWF) World Championships, the badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei is feeling confident heading into Jakarta, Indonesia.

    "Unlike past years, this year is very different for me, because I am not seeded in the tournament. There is no pressure on me, and I am looking forward to great matches at the world meet," said Chong Wei.Malaysia's world championships team pose for a team photo at the Kuala Lumpur airport as they leave for Jakarta. (photo: Bernama)

    Malaysia's world championships team pose for a team photo at the Kuala Lumpur airport as they leave for Jakarta. (photo: Bernama)

  • Mak Hee Chun and Teo Kok Siang resign from BAM

    Kuala Lumpur: After being recalled by the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) to strengthen the men’s doubles department at the end of February, the former Asia and World junior boys doubles champion Mak Hee Chun once again has decided to quit playing for BAM.Mak Hee Chun (left) and Teo Kok Siang won the world junior championship title in 2008.

    Mak Hee Chun (left) and Teo Kok Siang won the world junior championship title in 2008.

  • Thomas Bach: Badminton may stay in Olympics forever

    Kuala Lumpur: The popularity of badminton could earn the sport a permanent 'home' in the Olympic Games, said International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach.

    "With the BWF (Badminton World Federation) doing an excellent job with regards to the integrity of badminton, the sport has a very good place in the Olympic Games and the Olympics programme.Thomas Bach and Poul-Erik Hoyer (right) pretend "sword fighting" using badminton racquets. (photo: Sinchew)

    Thomas Bach and Poul-Erik Hoyer (right) pretend "sword fighting" using badminton racquets. (photo: Sinchew)

  • Morten Frost praises Lee Chong Wei for fighting good fight

    Taipei: Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) technical director Morten Frost applauded the resilience of Lee Chong Wei after he came up short against world number one Chen Long in the Chinese Taipei Open quarter-finals on Friday.Lee Chong Wei needs something new, a new impulse, somebody who will take his badminton farther.

    Lee Chong Wei needs something new, a new impulse, somebody who will take his badminton farther.

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