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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo View Post
    Malaysia to be top three in badminton by 2020


    KUALA LUMPUR: The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) have promised to propel Malaysian badminton to a top-three position in the world by 2020.
    For now, that target is good enough for Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin after finally meeting up with BAM president Tengku Tan Sri Mahaleel Tengku Ariff and several other top badminton brass on Wednesday to clear the air on where Malaysian badminton is heading.
    Khairy had voiced his concern over the lack of talents coming through the ranks and BAM’s failure to find capable successors for world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei during the Malaysian Open in January.
    For now, Khairy has accepted BAM’s lofty goal.
    Currently, the countries ahead of Malaysia are China, Indonesia, South Korea, Japan, Denmark. Thailand – and even India, Germany and Singapore, to some extent.
    “The BAM’s top brass came to see me yesterday and they displayed a strategic road map. They hope to become the top three badminton nation by the year 2020,” said Khairy after the Sportswriters Association of Malaysia (SAM)-100Plus awards ceremony on Thursday.
    “They have sought my assistance to help develop the sport as they want to partner the schools. I will discuss this with the Education Ministry. BAM are looking at many programmes to broaden their talent base, which I think is pertinent.”
    Khairy had also queried the coaching set-up which has gone through change after change. After seven months, BAM are now back to their original structure of having one chief coach each for the singles and doubles departments.
    Rashid Sidek heads the singles department, while BAM have yet to find a leader for the doubles.
    “The BA of Malaysia have put in place a new coaching system. They have also established a new player analysis system in partnership with the National Sports Institute. For now, I am pleased with what they have presented,” he said.
    On Chong Wei’s status in the national team, Khairy has asked BAM to persuade the player to stay on until the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
    The 31-year-old Chong Wei, who is eyeing his first Asian Games gold in Incheon, South Korea, in September had indicated his desire to quit by the end of the year.
    If Chong Wei does quit, and with no quality players to pass the baton to, Malaysia could return home from the Rio Games without any medal.
    That is something Khairy is not prepared to accept.
    as Malaysian, I rather Malaysia to be top one, because 'there can be only one'...

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    That s what they said 20 years ago and every year after

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    If LCW decided to call it quit by end of the year (I doubt it), who will carry Msia's flag in the podium? Ya, may be at Romanian Open, Irish Open, Zimbabwe Open, Scotland Open and Afghanistan Open... LOL Boleh?

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    A "strategic road map" is all very well and good.

    But, is the "vehicle"...
    "road-worthy"???

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    Arrow Feel sorry for Lee Chong Wei

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo View Post
    On Chong Wei’s status in the national team, Khairy has asked BAM to persuade the player to stay on until the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

    The 31-year-old Chong Wei, who is eyeing his first Asian Games gold in Incheon, South Korea, in September had indicated his desire to quit by the end of the year.

    If Chong Wei does quit, and with no quality players to pass the baton to, Malaysia could return home from the Rio Games without any medal.

    That is something Khairy is not prepared to accept.
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    Feel sorry for Lee Chong Wei; Don't quit if no new talents are found.
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    Why quit when he can still earn money? Badminton is not a game for him, it his job...

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris-ccc View Post
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    Feel sorry for Lee Chong Wei; Don't quit if no new talents are found.
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    if so, (with current MS situation) LCW might just play till his 40s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by soulpx View Post
    if so, (with current MS situation) LCW might just play till his 40s.
    hahaha... ryan giggs of badminton... that will be nice...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajrul View Post
    That s what they said 20 years ago and every year after
    These BAM chaps and coaches for they have no second jobs to go and their current pay is so good, better than professionals working in real jobs...given you and me, of course we will say the same darn thing (do you really expect the chaps to tell the truth that the future is doom and hopeless, and that they have nothing to teach, just yawn and watch LCW play and do all the work for them).
    Most importantly is not about improving MAS badminton but to protect iron rice bowls, so cook up lofty goals into 2020 to fool everyone and buy time, they get to extend their career and paycheck till then...these chaps are professional snake oil salesmen and I have to salute them that they are real slick and good doing that, and Khairy really buy that?
    And when 2020 comes, oops, MAS becomes not the top 3 but bottom 3...these chaps then say we make a mistake making wrong forecast and hopefully Khairy is no longer sport minister and these chaps can then cook up another thing to extend and buy time from another Datuk type minister.
    Whether these chaps are fired or get to keep their jobs in 2020, these chaps already laugh their way to the bank and the MAS rakyat get screwed royally....hahaha
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    Malaysians crash out of World Junior q-finals


    ALOR SETAR: All the Malaysian shuttlers ran out of gas at the World Junior Championships – and failed to make it past the quarter-finals.
    Cheam June Wei, who stood the best chance after nicking a game – 21-18 – off joint third seed Zhao Jun Peng, lost steam and fell 12-21, 17-21 in the next two games to go out in 43 minutes.
    “I got tired very quickly after the first game. So I decided to conserve my energy and fight in the third game,” said a clearly exhausted June Wei.
    “But I made too many errors and at 16-all, both my serves went into the net and that gave him a bit more confidence to come back and close the match. I’m disappointed ... but it wasn’t an easy match.”



    Malaysia’s R. Satheishtharan also found it tough going against China’s Shi Yuqi, succumbing to the second seed 12-21, 7-21 in 33 minutes.
    Mixed doubles pair Tan Jinn Hwa-Goh Yea Ching’s run in the competition also came to an end as cramps affected Jinn Hwa early in the second game as they fell to Japan’s Yuta Watanabe and Arisa Higashino.
    Yea Ching-Jinn Hwa lost the first game 7-21 but stormed back in the second to lead 20-18. But the Japanese joint ninth seeds fought back to level at 20-20 and the pairs traded point after point before Yea Ching-Jinn Hwa took it 30-28.
    Their efforts were in vain, however, as they lost the third 21-14.
    “I’m disappointed to go out like this. But we tried our best. I know we could have gone even further but today was not our day. I know we can play better, but these things happen,” said Yea Ching after the 55-minute long match.
    “In the second game, I started getting cramps ... I tried to bear the pain and we won 30-28. I was already a spent force. And then, in the third game, we were down 5-0, 6-0. And I just lost it mentally.
    But Yea Ching kept spurring me on. It was tough.
    “I’m disappointed with my mental strength and how I was not prepared for such a tough match. Our strength and speed were no match for Japan today and I think that’s what we need to work on to bridge the gap at this level,” chipped in Jinn Hwa.
    The pair will have to part ways as the 17-year-old Jinn Hwa will still be a junior while Yea Ching, 18, will join the back-up squad.
    “It’s quite sad that our partnership has ended. But it’s okay ... I’ll wait for him,” said Yea Ching.

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    Wasn't it Albert Einstein who said:
    "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."

    Perhaps he was referring to the BAM!


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    Malaysia's lack of depth a glaring problem


    ALOR SETAR: Malaysia were let down at the World Junior Championships by one thing – a lack of depth.
    Malaysia’s 22 junior shuttlers just have not reached the same level of strength and skill as their peers from China, South Korea, Japan and Indonesia.
    The only ones who looked impressive were boys’ singles player Cheam June Wei (Malaysia’s only seeded player) and mixed doubles pair Tan Jinn Hwa-Goh Yea Ching, who also went on to make the quarter-finals of the individual competition.
    In addition, losing girls’ singles player S. Kisona to a suspected ligament problem during the final-16 stage of the mixed team event made matters worse for Malaysia.



    In comparison, China won the mixed team event last week and made four finals in the individual competition – boys’ singles (all-China final), girls’ singles, girls’ doubles and mixed doubles.
    What went wrong for Malaysia was clear from the onset.
    “You can form a team with two or three players, but it won’t be very good. It won’t be a team that strike fear in other countries,” said national junior head coach Zhou Kejian.
    “June Wei, (Lee) Ying Ying and Jinn Hwa and Yea Ching proved they’re fighters with comeback wins. They have the skills and that fighting spirit, which is promising.
    “Also, Kisona could have been a real threat for us. After the Asian Juniors, she built up such a good momentum ... it was just so unlucky for her and us because I think she would have done quite well here.”
    The only solution for Kejian is a much more aggressive approach in nurturing talents.
    China has 22 provinces and if each province can produce just five badminton players a year, that’s a whopping 110 players.
    And as cream does rise to the top, China’s method of mass production only means that while we sit and wait for one bright star to be discovered, they are basically guaranteed of producing at least 10 of the highest calibre.
    The Bukit Jalil Sports School (BJSS) and the Tunku Mahkota Ismail Sports School (SSTMI) in Johor have been at the forefront of talent development.
    There is also SMK Datuk Peter Mojuntin in Sabah and the Malaysia Pahang Sports School in Gambang which concentrates solely on football. Perlis is also set to join the ranks with a sports school of its own.
    But it doesn’t seem to be enough, not for badminton at least.
    “We don’t have a busload of talents coming from BJSS every year. At best, we have maybe 14 to 15 shuttlers in total. That’s just not enough, not when China have probably five to six times that number in a year,” stressed Kejian.
    “There needs to be a big change ... an overhaul because we won’t be able to sustain much longer at this rate. But, it’s beyond my control. Even if they have success at the junior level, what happens when they move on to the back-up squad is not my call.
    “The only consolation is that some of the top juniors from China are 18 now, so the younger ones like June Wei, (Goh) Jin Wei and others have to make full use of their time now and work hard for next year and take advantage of that.”
    Malaysia have not made it to a World Junior final since Zulfadli Zulkiffli and Nelson Heg Wei Keat-Teo Ee Yi emerged champions in the boys’ singles and boys’ doubles respectively in 2011.

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    Published: Thursday April 17, 2014 MYT 4:05:00 PM
    Updated: Thursday April 17, 2014 MYT 9:56:16 PM

    Ramdan, Zulfadli, Sannatasah get Thomas-Uber Cup chance

    BY RAJES PAUL

    Sannatasah Saniru will get a chance to take part in a selection trial to win a spot in the Uber Cup Finals squad.

    KUALA LUMPUR: The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) are once again throwing a lifeline to three former internationals to win places in the squad for the Thomas-Uber Cup Finals from May 18-25 in New Delhi.

    Former national champion Misbun Ramdan Misbun, Zulfadli Zulkifli and Sannatasah Saniru have been invited to take part in a second round of selection trials, which will take place on April 28 at Stadium Juara in Bukit Kiara.

    When the BAM conducted their first selection trials last month, Ramdan and Zulfadli could not attend because both were ill.

    In their absence, last year’s Malaysian Open Grand Prix Gold runner-up Goh Soon Huat won the trial, which also saw the participation of former internationals Tan Chun Seang and Mohd Arif Abdul Latif.

    The win put Soon Huat as the frontrunner for the last spot in the Thomas Cup men’s singles team. The three other slots had been confirmed by world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei, Chong Wei Feng and Liew Daren.

    In the men’s doubles, Hoon Thien How-Tan Wee Kiong, Lim Khim Wah-Goh V Shem and Tan Boon Heong have confirmed their places and the coaches will decide soon on the last slot. It comes down to either Ow Yao Han or Chan Peng Soon.

    The BAM did not conduct a trial for the women’s singles last month and eventually, four players – Tee Jing Yi, Yang Li Lian, Lim Chiew Sien and Lim Yin Fun - were named in their tentative list.

    That decision however, did not go down too well with Sabah Badminton Association (SBA) as they felt the country’s second ranked player Sannatasah, who turned pro last year, deserved a spot.

    The SBA sent an official letter, asking BAM to re-consider Sannatasah, and their move has certainly paid dividends.

    On Thursday, national singles chief coach Rashid Sidek, who has been put in charge of overseeing the preparations of the Thomas-Uber Cup teams, said that Soon Huat will have to attend the trials again.

    “We are aware that Soon Huat has taken part in the first stage but two others could not make it because of medical reasons. In good faith, BAM will be sending out an invitation to Ramdan and Zulfadli to attend the trials again,” said Rashid.

    “The trial for the men’s singles will not be done on a round robin format. Ramdan and Zulfadli will have to take on each other first. The winner will then challenge Soon Huat for a spot in the Finals.”

    In the women’s singles, Rashid said that only national No. 1 Tee Jing Yi is exempted from the trials. The others – Li Lian, Chiew Sien and Yin Fun will play in a round robin together with Sannatasah.

    On the proposed team’s centralised and motivation camp for the Finals, Rashid said: “We still have not decided on a venue for the camp. There was a suggestion to have the camp in Penang but now, we may have to have it elsewhere because of a lack of facilities there.”

    BAM have to submit entries by name for the Finals to the Badminton World Federation (BWF) on May 4.

    ****WHAT IS THIS??? I personally feel for GOH SOON HUAT.... its aint fair!!!****



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    Quote Originally Posted by SibugiChai View Post
    Published: Thursday April 17, 2014 MYT 4:05:00 PM
    Updated: Thursday April 17, 2014 MYT 9:56:16 PM

    Ramdan, Zulfadli, Sannatasah get Thomas-Uber Cup chance

    BY RAJES PAUL

    Sannatasah Saniru will get a chance to take part in a selection trial to win a spot in the Uber Cup Finals squad.

    KUALA LUMPUR: The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) are once again throwing a lifeline to three former internationals to win places in the squad for the Thomas-Uber Cup Finals from May 18-25 in New Delhi.

    Former national champion Misbun Ramdan Misbun, Zulfadli Zulkifli and Sannatasah Saniru have been invited to take part in a second round of selection trials, which will take place on April 28 at Stadium Juara in Bukit Kiara.

    When the BAM conducted their first selection trials last month, Ramdan and Zulfadli could not attend because both were ill.

    In their absence, last year’s Malaysian Open Grand Prix Gold runner-up Goh Soon Huat won the trial, which also saw the participation of former internationals Tan Chun Seang and Mohd Arif Abdul Latif.

    The win put Soon Huat as the frontrunner for the last spot in the Thomas Cup men’s singles team. The three other slots had been confirmed by world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei, Chong Wei Feng and Liew Daren.

    In the men’s doubles, Hoon Thien How-Tan Wee Kiong, Lim Khim Wah-Goh V Shem and Tan Boon Heong have confirmed their places and the coaches will decide soon on the last slot. It comes down to either Ow Yao Han or Chan Peng Soon.

    The BAM did not conduct a trial for the women’s singles last month and eventually, four players – Tee Jing Yi, Yang Li Lian, Lim Chiew Sien and Lim Yin Fun - were named in their tentative list.

    That decision however, did not go down too well with Sabah Badminton Association (SBA) as they felt the country’s second ranked player Sannatasah, who turned pro last year, deserved a spot.

    The SBA sent an official letter, asking BAM to re-consider Sannatasah, and their move has certainly paid dividends.

    On Thursday, national singles chief coach Rashid Sidek, who has been put in charge of overseeing the preparations of the Thomas-Uber Cup teams, said that Soon Huat will have to attend the trials again.

    “We are aware that Soon Huat has taken part in the first stage but two others could not make it because of medical reasons. In good faith, BAM will be sending out an invitation to Ramdan and Zulfadli to attend the trials again,” said Rashid.

    “The trial for the men’s singles will not be done on a round robin format. Ramdan and Zulfadli will have to take on each other first. The winner will then challenge Soon Huat for a spot in the Finals.”

    In the women’s singles, Rashid said that only national No. 1 Tee Jing Yi is exempted from the trials. The others – Li Lian, Chiew Sien and Yin Fun will play in a round robin together with Sannatasah.

    On the proposed team’s centralised and motivation camp for the Finals, Rashid said: “We still have not decided on a venue for the camp. There was a suggestion to have the camp in Penang but now, we may have to have it elsewhere because of a lack of facilities there.”

    BAM have to submit entries by name for the Finals to the Badminton World Federation (BWF) on May 4.

    ****WHAT IS THIS??? I personally feel for GOH SOON HUAT.... its aint fair!!!****


    should include Soo Teck Zhi, Soong Joo Ven, Tan Kian Meng and Chong Yee Han as well...

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    i dont know where to post this, but malaysia will have its own league soon..
    http://www.purpleleague.com/

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    Ramdan gets backing


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    THOMAS CUP: Chong Wei wants Misbun’s son to be in the squad

    WORLD No 1 Lee Chong Wei has insisted that Misbun Ramdan Misbun be included in the Thomas Cup squad despite the latter losing in an open trial yesterday.
    Ramdan, 23, a former national champion, was invited by the BA of Malaysia (BAM) to participate in the trial at Juara Stadium, along with former World junior champion Zulfadli Zulkifli.
    Zulfadli, however, failed to show up citing injury, leaving Ramdan to face BAM’s Goh Soon Huat for the fourth singles spot.
    Soon Huat, who had already come out tops in the first trial last month, went on to defeat Ramdan 21-19, 21-15.
    But Chong Wei feels that the inclusion of Ramdan would benefit the national team more in New Delhi next month.
    “As the most senior player in the squad, my suggestion to BAM is to finalise the best squad for the Thomas Cup.
    “I think Ramdan would be a better inclusion, because he has been winning some tournaments (Romanian International Series, Portuguese International Series, Irish Open, Hellas International Series and Slovenia International Series) whereas Soon Huat has just returned from an injury.
    “Soon Huat will still need to play in a couple more tournaments, but I think Ramdan deserves this chance,” said Chong Wei after attending the announcement of the Malaysia Purple League (MPL) event in Petaling Jaya.
    Soon Huat, 24, hopes to be selected for the Thomas Cup even as a reserve, and it would be a bitter blow if Ramdan takes his place at the final hour.
    The confirmed singles so far for the Thomas Cup are Chong Wei, Chong Wei Feng and Liew Daren.
    BAM deputy president Datuk Norza Zakaria said the final decision will be made at their council meeting on Saturday.
    “I am not saying that Goh Soon Huat is not guaranteed of a place, I am saying that nothing has been finalised.
    “The trials will also be based on the reports by the coaches and the National Sports Institute.
    “We need players to be fit mentally and physically as well. BAM will finalise the names for the Thomas Cup on Saturday.”
    Goh Soon Huat (left) and Misbun Ramdan Misbun after their match at Juara Stadium yesterday. Pic by Danial Saad




    Read more: Ramdan gets backing - Badminton - New Straits Times http://www.nst.com.my/sports/badmint...#ixzz30LAnMZLn

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    ^^^
    So... you top the exams, ppl complained.... resit.... and you still top..... but got replaced by someone you defeated.

    Congrats Malaysia Badminton. You just make yourselves look like fools in the Thomas Cup. Enjoy the crushing you will be suffering next month.

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