• Sports Affairs Academy hire Rashid Sidek & Rosman Razak as chief coaches

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's former national singles chief coach Rashid Sidek and former women's doubles coach Rosman Razak have officially signed with Sports Affairs Academy, as the club's new singles chief coach and doubles chief coach.Raezal, Ahmad Shapawi, Ronnie Tan - Director of Protech Absolute M Sdn Bhd, Rashid Sidek, and Rosman Razak (from right). (photo: Bernama)

    Raezal, Ahmad Shapawi, Ronnie Tan - Director of Protech Absolute M Sdn Bhd, Rashid Sidek, and Rosman Razak (from right). (photo: Bernama)

  • Morten Frost: coaches leave for better offers

    Kuala Lumpur: Technical director of the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM), Morten Frost Hansen admitted Rashid Sidek and Rosman Razak have decided to not renew their contracts after receiving better offers from a badminton club.Morten Frost faces a challenging, yet promising future in Malaysia. (photo: mid-day, Shadab Khan)

    Morten Frost faces a challenging, yet promising future in Malaysia. (photo: mid-day, Shadab Khan)

  • Rashid Sidek & Rosman Razak say goodbye to BAM

    Kuala Lumpur: After 13 years serving as a coach at the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM), Malaysia's chief singles coach Rashid Sidek has decided not to renew the contract with BAM on Monday. Meanwhile, Rosman Razak who has done extremely well as the women’s doubles coach since taking charge in 2012, has also decided to leave BAM after about 20 years with the organization both as a player and as a coach.It's sad to see Rashid Sidek (left) and Rosman Razak leave. Wishing them an amazing adventure and all the very best for the future!

    It's sad to see Rashid Sidek (left) and Rosman Razak leave. Wishing them an amazing adventure and all the very best for the future!

  • BAM to name new team of coaching staff

    Kuala Lumpur: The coaches who will be retained by the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) will be announced on Tuesday.

    BAM technical director Morten Frost Hansen said negotiations on new contracts today went well, with some coaches expressing their willingness to continue serving the body.Hendrawan, Tey Seu Bock, Rashid Sidek (from left) have been coaching in BAM for many years.

    Hendrawan, Tey Seu Bock, Rashid Sidek (from left) have been coaching in BAM for many years.

  • Morten Frost finally gets what he wanted

    Kuala Lumpur: When I was growing up, my parents rarely give me everything I've ever wanted, and I always wished I was the kid few blocks away from my house who got all the cool toys my family couldn't afford.Morten Frost (left) talks to Rashid Sidek at a training session (photo: Osman Adnan)

    Morten Frost (left) talks to Rashid Sidek at a training session (photo: Osman Adnan)

  • Rashid: It's good enough if Lee Chong Wei qualifies for 2016 Olympics

    Kuala Lumpur: Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) men's singles coach Rashid Sidek told Malaysian media yesterday that Lee Chong Wei would need a miracle to win gold medal at the Rio 2016 Olympics.

    Rashid explained that Chong Wei's age and significant improvement from some of his opponents over time could make it harder for him to win the gold medal. Of course, Lee Chong Wei could only compete in the Olympics if he would receive a lesser ban from Badminton World Federation (BWF) on his doping case hearing.Rashid Sidek and Lee Chong Wei

    Rashid Sidek and Lee Chong Wei

  • 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.

  • Zhou Kejian resigns, other BAM coaches receive 3-month contract extension

    Kuala Lumpur: General manager of the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM), Kenny Goh has confirmed on Thursday that the chief coach of Malaysia’s junior badminton programme Zhou Kejian had resigned from BAM.BJSS chief coach Zhou Kejian resigns from BAM.

    BJSS chief coach Zhou Kejian resigns from BAM.

  • BAM coaches still in contracts limbo

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's badminton super star Lee Chong Wei has expressed his concerns that coaches at Badminton Association of Badminton were left uncertain as they still unsure whether or not they will have a new contract in 2015.

    BAM’s chief coach Rashid Sidek, men's singles coach Tey Seu Bock, men's doubles coach Pang Cheh Chang and women's doubles coach Rosman Razak are among those whose contracts already expired on Dec 31.Rashid Sidek,Tey Seu Bock, Pang Cheh Chang, Rosman Razak (from left to right)

    Rashid Sidek,Tey Seu Bock, Pang Cheh Chang, Rosman Razak (from left to right)

  • Daren Liew concerns about coaches' contracts

    Kuala Lumpur: With contracts for nearly all senior coaches at Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) expiring at the end of December, and decision on contract extensions for those coaches still in limbo, Daren Liew expressed his concerns over the uncertain situation.

    "I must admit there's growing anxiety among the players, as we do not know who will coach and guide us at the beginning of next year," said Daren.Rashid Sidek,Tey Seu Bock, Pang Cheh Chang, Rosman Razak (from left to right)

    Rashid Sidek,Tey Seu Bock, Pang Cheh Chang, Rosman Razak (from left to right)

  • Wei Feng relies on Rashid to spark turnaround

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's second men's singles, Chong Wei Feng was handed a danger filled path at the 2014 World Championships in Copenhagen. He plays his first round match against England’s Rajiv Ouseph, India's rising star Kidambi Srikanth in second round, and if he survives both matches, he would face Chen Long of China in third round.Chong Wei Feng will definitely benefits from Rashid Sidek's experience at the World Championships

    Chong Wei Feng will definitely benefits from Rashid Sidek's experience at the World Championships


  • Chen Long #1 threat to Chong Wei at World Champs

    Kuala Lumpur: Rashid Sidek, who was involved in a spat with president of Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) Tan Sri Tengku Mahaleel Tengku Ariff following the Malaysia shuttlers' poor performance, especially Liew Darren at the just concluded 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland, citing Chen Long of China is the major threat for world number one Lee Chong Wei at the Copenhagen World Championships.In the absence of Lin Dan, Chen Long has became the most dangerous player from China

    In the absence of Lin Dan, Chen Long has became the most dangerous player from China

  • BAM reverses decision to exclude Rashid from World Champs

    Kuala Lumpur: Facing heavy criticism by media, players and government officials, the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) announced Monday that they have reversed their decision to remove national singles chief coach Rashid Sidek from the World Championships squad.Rashid Sidek is a world-renowned and well-respected badminton coach

    Rashid Sidek is a world-renowned and well-respected badminton coach

  • Rashid Sidek to stay at BAM, for now!

    KUALA LUMPUR: Embattled national singles head coach Rashid Sidek has no intention of quitting the post, at least for now, despite coming under heavy criticism for the failure of the men’s singles players in the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.Rashid Sidek is a top class, hugely respected coach in the worldwide badminton community

    Rashid Sidek is a top class, hugely respected coach in the worldwide badminton community

  • BAM is ready to pay coaches unpaid incentives

    Kuala Lumpur: Last week, while trying to mediate the huge fallout between president of the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) Tengku Tan Sri Mahaleel Tengku Ariff and Rashid Sidek, Youth and Sports Minister of Malaysia Khairy Jamaluddin also wanted BAM to disburse the Coaches Incentive Scheme (SGAR) payment amounting to RM16,000 to the badminton squad coaches for assisting to take the country to the Thomas Cup finals in May.Pang Cheh Chang, Wong Tat Meng, Tey Seu Bock, Hendrawan and Rashid Sidek (begin with right side of last row) were handed total of RM16,000 monetary rewards by the National Sports Council (NSC) on July 1.

    Pang Cheh Chang, Wong Tat Meng, Tey Seu Bock, Hendrawan and Rashid Sidek (begin with right side of last row) were handed total of RM16,000 monetary rewards by the National Sports Council (NSC) on July 1.

  • 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.

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