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Badminton Association of Malaysia
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Abbreviation BAM
Type Sports federation
Headquarters Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
President Malaysia

The Badminton Association of Malaysia or BAM (Malaysian Language: Persatuan Badminton Malaysia) is the governing body of badminton in Malaysia. The association was founded in 1964. Nevertheless the history of Malaysian badminton starts much earlier. Already in 1934 an association was founded by the provinces Perak, Penang, Selangor, Johore and Singapore.

The current BAM president is Dato' Sri Mohd Nadzmi Mohd Salleh.

History of Formation[edit]

  • 1809: Badminton brought to Malaya by officers of the East India Company in Penang
  • Early 1900s: Promoted by British through mission schools especially in Penang, Melaka, Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore
  • 1925: Penang becomes first state to form its own state badminton association (Penang Badminton Association)
  • 1929: Perak forms its own state badminton association
  • 1934: Badminton Association of Malaya officially formed on 11 November, J.L. Woods of Perak becomes first President of BAM


Past Presidents[edit]

  • 1934-1937 : John L. Woods
  • 1947-1949 : Lim Chuan Geok
  • 1949 : Heah Joo Seang
  • 1950-1953 : Khoo Teik Foo
  • 1954-1959 : Heah Joo Seang
  • 1960 : Low Hoot Yeang
  • 1961-1985 : Tan Sri Mohd Khir Johari
  • 1985-1993 : Tan Sri Elyas Omar
  • 1993-2000 : Dato' Dr. Abdullah Fadzil Che Wan


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The Star Online
Sat, 13 Sep 2014 04:03:55 -0700

KUALA LUMPUR: The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) have raised the bar slightly higher for their shuttlers at the Asian Games, which begin in Incheon, South Korea, next week. BAM secretary Ng Chin Chai said that they are targeting at least two ...
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 07:03:45 -0700

Both tournaments are co-organised by the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) and the Sarawak Badminton Association (SBA) and sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) and Badminton Asia Confederation (BAC). SBA honorary ...
The Star Online
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 06:03:44 -0700

The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) are targeting only two silvers, most likely coming from the men's singles and men's doubles. Tags / Keywords: Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin, Asian Games, Incheon 2014, badminton, Lee Chong Wei, Chong Wei ...
The Star Online
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 02:47:11 -0700

“My next assignment is the Perak Open and, hopefully, I'll be able to raise my game.” The Perak Open is the first leg of the National Circuit this year because the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) could not find the right time to stage their ...
The Star Online
Sun, 14 Sep 2014 08:15:28 -0700

I need good results to enjoy continuous support.” Zulfadli has no plans to join the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) although the national body is able to provide him with better funding, facilities and training. He still believes that he can ...
The Star Online
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 06:17:06 -0700

He then partnered youngster Pei Jing, but that too did not work out well. Now, he has a third chance to get it right with Hui Lin at the Asiad. Hui Lin is back in the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) fold after completing her three-year studies ...
The Star Online
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 06:47:57 -0700

Despite the nation's long wait for a first world title continues, Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) vice-president Teng Chor feels that the shuttlers deserved a pat on the back. “Overall, I thought our players did very well, especially our women ...

Reuters India

The Star Online
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 02:11:15 -0700

Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) should not hide behind Chong Wei anymore. The focus should be on raising quality coaching at the lower levels. Intensifying the talent-scouting programme. Forming new ideas and approaches to empower school ...

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