07-15-2011, 11:43 PM #69
Zulfadli has Kam's backing
New Straits Times / Jul 15, 2011
by K.M. Boopathy
Full report: http://findarticles.com/p/news-artic.../ai_n57838854/
...KLRC director Datuk Seri Andrew Kam has pledged to financially support Zulfadli Zulkifli as long as the player wishes to stay with the club.
...Kam said Zulfadli has the potential to win Olympic gold and stated the club will do everything necessary for him reach that level.
...KLRC hired a full-time coach in Hadi, the Indonesian who had been India's singles coach for almost three years, last month and he has already started training Zulfadli.
...Hadi had been guiding most of the Indian shuttlers, including women's singles Saina Nehwal, before accepting the KLRC offer and Kam believes Zulfadli will benefit tremendously from the Indonesian who emphasises on building physical strength and adding power, which are the Asian junior champion's major weaknesses.
Hmmm... no bureaucracy, no dithering, no politics. Just a show of total commitment from the KLRC director.
07-15-2011, 11:59 PM #70
Courtesy of NST
THE BA of Malaysia (BAM) has been allocated another men's doubles slot for the World Championships and reserves Chan Peng Soon and Lim Khim Wah have been named although the former is nursing a back injury. Peng Soon has also qualified for the mixed doubles with Goh Liu Ying but the back injury kept him away from competitions for more than a month with him only making a comeback in the ongoing Kedah Open.
Malaysia got a fourth slot due to several withdrawals but Goh Wei Shem-Teo Kok Siang can't be included as the latter is recovering for an ankle surgery.
BAM's folly of not including professional pair Gan Teik Chai-Tan Bin Shen, ranked World No 16 during the first phase to accommodate Zakry Latif-Hoon Thien How (No 31), ended the chance of having two regular pairs to fill the third and fourth slots.
BAM had also decided against Fairuzizuan Tazari-Ong Soon Hock, who were ranked World No 26, at the end of the qualifying period on April 28.
Peng Soon and Khim Wah's last tournament as a pair was the Swiss Open in March with the former focusing more on mixed doubles while Khim Wah has forged a strong partnership with Wei Shem.
BAM general manager Kenny Goh confirmed Peng Soon-Khim Wah's inclusion yesterday.
"Peng Soon and Khim Wah have been included and with three pairs in, Malaysia will have better depth. Khim Wah will also get quality exposure as this is his World Championships debut," said Goh.
"Withdrawals are common but we cannot anticipate which events will be affected and we cannot include the higher ranked pairs because of the competition rules."
Teik Chai-Bin Shen have been crying foul after their place was offered to Zakry-Thien How and the current situation will not put BAM in good light.
The withdrawals have also helped China who now have four men's singles, with Du Pengyu getting the green light, four women's singles, four men's doubles, two in the women's doubles and three pairs in the mixed doubles.
Read more: Badminton: BAM gets another slot http://www.nst.com.my/nst/articles/o...#ixzz1SEmN3xuh
08-06-2011, 12:02 AM #71
Counting the titles
BAM and its office-bearers have become quite vocal and proactive with the media, concurrent with their coming into the money. This in itself is not a bad thing; the association needs to do all it can to create/enhance awareness of the game in Malaysia, as well as inform the public about its latest actions and undertakings.
What is questionable however, is the nature of information that's mostly coming out from BAM. Mostly it is in the form of status updates about their star players; or sound bytes from the office-bearers; or feel-good info about some marquee players or about some initiative that is either planned or in the works.
What we don't hear much about, is what exactly is being done to ensure that the most meritorious or high-potential youngsters are being groomed correctly, and what progress has been made in these areas. I may be wrong, but I still have to find one BAM pupil claiming a title in all of the International, GP and GPS events since the beginning of this year. Am I wrong? I don't know.
On the contrary, we have a very sustained flow of talented and high-potential youngsters opting out of BAM, to play/practise in other places. Can they all be paranoid, or mis-informed, or misled, or mis-guided? Or is it a case of "where there's smoke, there's fire?" Can it be that there is something they know, or have experienced, which we outside BAM do not? I don't know.
I understand that it takes time to groom young talent; even Indonesia is going through a regeneration phase as we speak. But the comparison stops right there. The PBSI is obviously doing something different from BAM, because the PBSI is getting results. Very, very encouraging results. They have literally dozens of youngsters pushing at the ones above them. Is it the grassroots system? I don't know.
Eventually it all boils down to the results. If an association cannot obtain results over a decent period of time, there is something wrong in the system that the association has chosen to follow. You can hire the best coaches; prepare the most modern infrastructure; hire the most qualified support staff; pay good money to all your people everywhere; but these cannot of themselves guarantee results. If one has to look for the cause of a blank title-sheet, one will have to look at what BAM is doing within, and without. What will we find? I don't know.
08-06-2011, 08:07 AM #72
Cobalt, rather surprise you came up with the above post, I also really don't know the answer
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08-06-2011, 08:15 AM #73
And Bam's attitute of 'I am right and cannot be challenged' is also another factor.
And a sport organization ran by a bunch of CEOs and politicians who have no experience in competitive sports and sit in nice air-cond room all day long. My oh my...God, please save us.
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08-06-2011, 08:45 AM #74
Gan-Tan out of World Championship. BAM handed the case to Kedah and Selangor BA
BAM secretary and the chief of the coach & training committee, Ng Chin Chai, has written a letter on 27 July to Kedah and Selangor state BA. The letter states that the complaint letter sent by Gan Teik Chai and Tan Bin Seng on the 12 July to BAM regarding about their exclusion from the World Championship 2011 has already challenged the authority of BAM as the national association of the country.
NG Chin Chai said that, Gan and Tan's complaint letter should be issued to KEdah and Selangor BA but not to BAM. Besides, he think that the players should not have publically denouce the policy and decision of BAM.
"And Gan and Tan's accusations on press has greatly challenge the position of BAM as the badminton association of the whole country."
In Ng's letter, he mentioned that Gan and Tan were from the Kedah and Selangor states respectively and shall let the state BAs to investigate the case before deciding whether a disciplinary action should be placed on them.
Regardless of whether the state BAs will enforce the disciplinary act on Gan and Tan, BAM will set the selection criteria for the Olmypics 2012 later this year.
In BAM's constitutions, the players and coaches are not allowed to challenge the decision and policy of the national badminton association. However, the world championship's qualification is set by BWF and is not a agenda of BAM.
Selangor State BA president Subramaniam states that Slenagor BA will not impose any penalty on Teik Chai and Bin Shen although he has been informed by Chin Chai's letter. In his opinion, the demand of BAM to place an disciplinary act on Gan and Tan is not approapriate, as Gan and Tan are merely fighting for their own rights.
Kedah State BA Zhang Ting Zhu stated earlier that he is not sure whether the State BA will impose a penalty on the duo, he said decision will be made after the meetings.
Thumbs up to Selangor State BA president for doing the right things. Feel much more reassured after knowing that there is at least someone who can make a wise decision in the badminton association of Malaysia. And to Ng Chin Chai, no comment except that no wonder you are a lawyer. Wonder why lawyer is a highly sought after professional in Asia and US? Was it just solely because of the salary they earned?
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08-06-2011, 09:07 AM #75
Oh, you so fast lcleing, the same news is reported in Gan/TBS thread. The nst version is there.
08-06-2011, 09:13 AM #76
But one thing I do know the problem has to come from the grass roots.
Here, I always wonder does bam know or don't know
Relying on their affiliates, that is, all the state associations in msa as their feedler isn't the best option nor the only option.
What they should do is identify training centre all over the state, be it private or from the state.
Then turn them into national grass root supporting centre.
Upgrade them when there are results and feed them with whatever new ideas, development ....
What inspired me to say this came after a short 2 hours coaching clinic conducted by bam coaches during one of the national junior meet this year in kl.
During the clinic, almost all the state coaches turned up expecting a Chinese coach from bam,
to give some tips on latest tactical training .....
To everyone surprises, it was nothing! Really nothing!
The Chinese coach only demonstrate the very basic of gripping a racket!
And he kept emphasizing on gripping throughout the entire session
The whole crowd started to mumble ... asking each other questions..
So I overheard..
" if we spend our time more on this kind of technical training,
how are our players going to be fit to beat other players " .
"how are we going to get our contract renew when we don't have players winning"
The Chinese coach was sent to evaluate the current junior players during the tournament
and he found out the same thing as what li Mao did with the Indonesian national team
Hope you catch the drift, icleing
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08-06-2011, 01:27 PM #77
I am getting quite sick of all these bureaucracies and politics
I am getting quite sick of all these bureaucracies and politics (governing players who have qualified, but they cannot participate in BWF events).
BWF say it's up up BAM.
Now BAM is saying that it's up to Selangor State BA and Kedah State BA.
Speechless, I am. How will this promote and/or encourage more players wishing to participate in BWF events?
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08-06-2011, 01:47 PM #78
It is childish and irresponsible to push the case to Selangor and Kedah BA. BAM should take full responsibility on the issue. It is not Selangor sand Kedah who is sending Tan/Gan to the championship.
08-06-2011, 02:54 PM #79
BAM should take full responsibility on this issue
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08-06-2011, 08:22 PM #80
It's called "passing the buck." It's probably also called by many people, "showing your true colours!" This is what incompetent associations and organisations do: they hide behind procedures; they change policy to suit their own agendas and people; they make a mockery of the very fundamental principles of good governance: transparency and accountability.
So typical of BAM. I am waiting for them to surprise me by doing something right. When was the last time this bunch of people showed some spine, or good judgement? ...if you take away just 3 or 4 of the top players from this association, it will collapse like a house of cards. That is not what a robust association should be!
08-06-2011, 08:40 PM #81
"Closing the bard door after the horse has bolted..."
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BAM agree to draw up a clear guideline for independent shuttlers
Sunday August 7, 2011
Full report: http://thestar.com.my/sports/story.a...235&sec=sports
FORMER internationals Gan Teik Chai-Tan Bin Shen’s fight to seek justice following their omission from the World Championships squad has reaped some dividends.
The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) have finally agreed to come out with a clear guideline for independent shuttlers who want to be considered for the 2012 London Olympic Games.
BAM secretary Ng Chin Chai said that the guideline was one of four “compromises” made for the Apacs-KLRC sponsored Teik Chai-Bin Shen after they were overlooked for the world meet despite qualifying on merit.
...“Whether the decision was rightly or wrongly made (on Teik Chai-Bin Shen’s omission), we at the BAM want to move forward. We are coming out with a clear guideline for all the independent shuttlers on all future events which have a qualification process,” said Chin Chai, who is also the team manager for the Malaysian team at Wembley.
...“We will continue to enter their names for international tournaments through their respective state BAs. And if they perform well in these tournaments, we will consider them for the SEA Games, Thomas Cup Finals and other major events,” said Chin Chai.
08-06-2011, 11:03 PM #82
This NCC fellow has no morale and no ethic, to come up now and to pacify the screw-up he created saying guidelines will be made for the future.....how about now that this Chin Chai idiot has killed GTC/TBS WC11 dream, darn it, people worked hardfor a dream and to be taken away is so criminal...how the hell can people sleep at night, that really baffle me?
Now that BAM has double the funding to tens of millions, all the non-playing jokers are partying in London...sending Bata James to London for what? His job is high performance something, if the players are not already smoking high performance stuff now, isn't that a little too late.
08-07-2011, 01:36 AM #83BAM secretary Ng Chin Chai said that the guideline was one of four “compromises” made for the Apacs-KLRC sponsored Teik Chai-Bin Shen after they were overlooked for the world meet despite qualifying on merit.
...“Whether the decision was rightly or wrongly made (on Teik Chai-Bin Shen’s omission), we at the BAM want to move forward.
We are coming out with a clear guideline for all the independent shuttlers on all future events which have a qualification process,” said Chin Chai,
All in all, a shameful performance by Chin Chai.
08-07-2011, 01:39 AM #84
Now? It's party time!!!
08-07-2011, 02:19 AM #85
This Ng Chin Chai is being cornered to reveal his decision making process and he s showing the dirt. Since when does an independent have to go through state BAs to get things done? So Gan/tan are from different states, which BA is supposed to handle them..So what s an independent? Obviously a professional with independent sponsors and not dependent on BAs ( thank goodness!) But this NCC cannot even see that! He mixed it up so that he did not have to deal with independents directly. So do the other independents like WCH now have to go through their BAs? If their sponsors don t sort this issue out with this NCC, he will dish out more dirt systematically because he is exhibiting dirty lawyer thinking. This NCC has to be asked to define what s an independent first!Hopefully, LCW have the guts to become an independent after OG12 and let s see whether guidelines will be modified. But before that, someone somehow should find a way to get this NCC and the CTC gang fired. BAM looks like degenerating. Unfortunately, Nadzmi is clever enough to install them to do the dirty work while he hangs around ready to get credit should LCW deliver the WC and OG golds.
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