• 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)

  • Daren Liew departs BAM on a low note

    Kuala Lumpur: Daren Liew who was once ranked World No. 10 and was once regarded as the best player to lead the Malaysian team after Lee Chong Wei retires, played his last match under the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) set-up on Wednesday when he lost to Thailand’s veteran player Boonsak Ponsana in the first round of the Malaysia Masters 10-21, 15-21 in 34 minutes.Wishing Daren Liew good luck in his new adventure!

    Wishing Daren Liew good luck in his new adventure!

  • 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.

  • Zulfadli Zulkiffli to spearhead Malaysian team without Lee Chong Wei

    Kuala Lumpur: As predicted by BadmintonPlanet.com in this article few days ago - "No Lee Chong Wei at the Badminton Asia Team Championship (BATC)", the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) have exempt Lee Chong Wei from the Badminton Asia Team Championships squad that will compete in Hyderabad, India from Feb. 15 to Feb. 22.Joining the BATC team gives Zulfadli Zulkiffli a good opportunity to train with the Malaysia national team.

    Joining the BATC team gives Zulfadli Zulkiffli a good opportunity to train with the Malaysia national team.

  • BAM hire Lawrence Chew as General Manager

    Kuala Lumpur: Badminton World Federation (BWF) council member Lawrence Chew was appointed Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) general manager effective tomorrow.Lawrence Chew (behind, far right) was also elected as Director of Administration from 2015- 2019 for Swiss badminton. (photo: Swiss Badminton)

    Lawrence Chew (behind, far right) was also elected as Director of Administration from 2015- 2019 for Swiss badminton. (photo: Swiss Badminton)

  • Rexy Mainaky: There is no significant improvement in Malaysia Badminton

    Jakarta: Head of Development and Performance for Badminton Association of Indonesia (PBSI) and former men's doubles and women's doubles coach of Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM), Rexy Mainaky has expressed his concern over the stagnant and sometimes sluggish results by the Malaysian badminton players in 2015.Don't know why Rexy Mainaky concerns so much about BAM rather than PBSI. (photo: PBSI)

    Don't know why Rexy Mainaky concerns so much about BAM rather than PBSI. (photo: PBSI)

  • 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)

  • BAM hires Indra Wijaya as men’s singles coach

    Kuala Lumpur: As the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) close in on hiring a new person to become their men's singles coach, Malaysian media has already revealed that BAM would appoint former Indonesian player, Indra Wijaya for that position.Indra Wijaya represents Singapore during the 2001 Asia Cup Badminton Championship at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

    Indra Wijaya represents Singapore during the 2001 Asia Cup Badminton Championship at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

  • Iskandar Zulkarnain & Tee Jing Yi advance in Malaysia National GP Finals

    Kuala Lumpur: Men's singles and women's singles top seed Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin and Tee Jing Yi were among the winners on Thursday as the Malaysia National GP Finals got underway at Juara Stadium in Bukit Kiara.Tee Jing Yi has a good chance of winning the 2015 Malaysia National GP Finals. (photo: GettyImages)

    Tee Jing Yi has a good chance of winning the 2015 Malaysia National GP Finals. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Cheah Soon Kit: It's about how badly you want to win

    Kuala Lumpur: After leaving the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) in December 2007, former men’s doubles ace Cheah Soon Kit was clearly excited to be back in the BAM fold. Cheah rejoined BAM as Malaysia's men's doubles coach on Monday, and has vowed to improve Malaysian men's doubles rankings to world's top 8 before the end of Olympic qualifying period in May next year.Wish Cheah Soon Kit all success in nurturing the next generation of top doubles players.

    Wish Cheah Soon Kit all success in nurturing the next generation of top doubles players.

  • 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.

  • Kenny Goh confirms he's leaving BAM for Badminton Asia Confederation

    Kuala Lumpur: After serving 9 years as general manager of Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM), Kenny Goh will leave the national body to join  Badminton Asia Confederation (BAC) as chief operating officer (COO) starting Jan 1, 2016.Wishing Kenny Goh (right) all the best with his new venture. (photo: BAM)

    Wishing Kenny Goh (right) all the best with his new venture. (photo: BAM)

  • 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.

  • Chong Wei Feng is fine with BAM's decision, whatever it is

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's No. 2 men's singles player Chong Wei Feng said last Saturday that he will accept whatever Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) decide, whether to keep or to drop him from the national body after 2016 Rio Olympics.Chong Wei Feng must learn to harness his full potential under all circumstances.

    Chong Wei Feng must learn to harness his full potential under all circumstances.

  • 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.

  • BAM throw their support behind Lee Chong Wei

    Kuala Lumpur: Despite some ups and downs in his relationship with Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) coaches in September, Lee Chong Wei and BAM are moving forward positively as Lee has received more support from BAM during his back-to-back Denmark and France Open Superseries tournaments in Europe, spanning over 2 weeks from Oct 13 to Oct 25.Hope Lee Chong Wei can find the spark to rejuvenate his 2015 season at Denmark and France Open. (Reuters)

    Hope Lee Chong Wei can find the spark to rejuvenate his 2015 season at Denmark and France Open. (Reuters)

  • Zulfadli Zulkiffli not joining BAM

    Kuala Lumpur: Former world junior champion Zulfadli Zulkiffli have decided not to take up the option to join the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM), because he felt more comfortable to train with his father, Zulkiffli Sidek than at BAM.Zulfadli Zulkiffli may not be able to win the 2011 World Junior Championship if he was trained by coaches from BAM.

    Zulfadli Zulkiffli may not be able to win the 2011 World Junior Championship if he was trained by coaches from BAM.

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