05-17-2012, 08:55 PM #426
Friday May 18, 2012
BAM insist money a key reason for Yoo’s resignation
KUALA LUMPUR: The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) are adamant that South Korean coach Yoo Yong-sung resigned over money matters, among other things.
BAM insisted, in a press release yesterday, that besides exploring Yong-sung’s role and position in the team, they had also discussed a higher salary in a series of meetings.
On Wednesday, Yong-sung lambasted BAM for saying that he had resigned because his request for more money was turned down. The two-time Olympic silver medallists said he had quit because he was unhappy with BAM for not putting him in charge of a fixed group of players and not over salary issues.
Yesterday, BAM general manager Kenny Goh came to the association’s defence, setting out the chronology of events that led to Yong-sung’s resignation.
“There was no vacancy in BAM when Yong-sung approached us for a coaching job last October.
“We learnt that he planned to send his children to study in Malaysia,” said Kenny.
“With his credentials as a player, we thought it would be good to try him out as a coach in our set-up. We even assisted him in enrolling his children in an international school in Kuala Lumpur.”
Kenny said Yong-sung was offered a coaching post from November 2011, with a six-month probation, after several discussions. It is learnt that his salary was US$3,000 per month.
“He was to coach the men’s doubles under chief coach Tan Kim Her, with a plan to help the juniors. He was also asked to improve on his English so that he could communicate better with the players,” said Kenny.
“He’s still not fluent in English. In fact, he may not have understood some of the things we said and we may not have understood him.”
Kenny said Yong-sung first met BAM secretary Ng Chin Chai and him in March to air his grouses.
“He requested for a higher salary and to have fixed players to train. Kim Her then met up with the doubles coaches, including Yong-sung, and decided to assign players to each coach,” said Kenny.
“On April 24, we met Yong-sung and he again repeated his requests. He wanted three times his present salary.
“We told him we would have to bring it up at the exco meeting on April 27.”
At that time he was working with three pairs – Mak Hee Chun-Teo Kok Siang, Chooi Kah Ming-Ow Yao Han and Tan Wee Tat-Sant Enos.
Kenny said that when the BAM exco decided to confirm him, after the six-month probation, without any increment, the Korean resigned.
“We have followed the proper procedure. We are sure that Yong-sung has the quality to be a good coach and his six-month stint with the BAM has indeed helped our players. We want to thank him for his contribution and services,” said Kenny.
as usual BAM and our government working style is the same, never admit their mistakes and will hit back
and accuse back
05-17-2012, 09:05 PM #427
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05-17-2012, 10:25 PM #429
Limsy, pls confirm. You have lots of insider info right? lol.
05-18-2012, 06:25 AM #430
do anyone here believe bam excuses?
05-18-2012, 07:18 AM #431
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05-18-2012, 10:03 AM #433
Learn from Guru Rashid, do little or none at all, keep quiet (actually Rashid does a great job keeping his mouth shut watching from the sidelines, sleeping on the job), still gets paid, nobody bothers him, at times we do not even notice he is there at all and enjoy the overseas trip, that chap is brilliant or like Bata James, who the heck cares about incompetent, unqualified, yadayada? The 3-big words sum it all - connection, connection and connection....da?
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05-18-2012, 10:08 AM #434
If the story is true... I feel really bad for Yoo Yong Sung.. there is nothing worse than struggling to find your identity... he was barely treated as a coach and BAM did not recognise his presence at all
I hope he can leave Malaysia and instead come to Australia, I'm sure we'll be glad to have him!
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05-18-2012, 07:26 PM #435
the worst badminton association of the world, BAM!! Agree...?!
05-18-2012, 07:43 PM #436
05-18-2012, 07:48 PM #437
05-18-2012, 09:16 PM #438
Agreed. loot first. who gives a s? Bersih BAM fr ex-nationals? aha.
05-18-2012, 10:46 PM #439
I think the best management team in BAM thus far was the Elyas Omar's....who starting to enrolled first coach from Chn, Fang Kai Xiang then Han Jian, Yang Yang ....who really showed result with winning TC in 1992....but after that all get big headed and no more result showed.............
05-19-2012, 12:08 AM #440
Yes, those were the days. Now is money face. Applies to some close neighbours as well. Sad.
05-19-2012, 05:11 AM #441
05-19-2012, 09:04 AM #442
going to FA Cup in BUkit Jalil?
BAM doesn't have a vision. They only sees MONEY as their main objective. The money should be spend on finding a new talented players by arranging a quarterly state tournaments maybe? What I mean is they should not finding a new players by just a tourney for school such as MSSD, MSSM, and etc. They should arranging an outside tourneys. BAM should take progressive action, not just by sharpen top players' skills.
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