Our National Pride...BAM = Badminton Always Masalah (Badminton Always Problem).
I have written so many episodes of BAM's mistakes in handling cases involving Malaysian badminton, in my Blog. This is another one. This time I prefer to just "paste" it in this post. Let you be the judge...
The 1st one:
Tan Aik Mong resigns as BAM talent management group director
KUALA LUMPUR: In a shocking move, Tan Aik Mong resigned as the Badminton Association of Malaysia's (BAM) talent management group (TMG) director today.The reason was unclear but last week's resignation of Rashid Sidek could have an effect on Aik Mong's decision. Rashid Sidek had criticised Aik Mong's drastic changes in the national team while BAM president Tengku Mahaleel Tengku Ariff restructered the whole set-up again on Monday.
Aik Mong was not at the BAM office at Juara Stadium and he was said to have officially notified the association of his decision.
....NST online, 24th Sept 2013.
The 2nd one:
BADMINTON: BAM must put sport first
I REFER to the controversies arising from the resignation of Rashid Sidek as a coach with the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM).It is obvious that the new president of BAM is not interested in finding solutions to problems that have arisen out of his own making and brand of management.
Thus, the effort to belittle Rashid's contributions to the game and nation has easily surpassed that given by the new coaching supremo appointed by the new president.
Now, he has the cheek to warn of impending action against the world No. 1 player Datuk Lee Chong Wei just because he had empathised with Rashid, his coach and the person who had helped nurture him.
What takes the cake is his blatant disregard of the permission given by the previous administration of BAM (even if it was verbal) to Rashid in signing a contract with an Indian club.
Does this mean that the new administration will not honour whatever permission or decisions made by the previous administration? What kind of management is this?
Unwittingly, the new president's reaction to Rashid has, in fact, reinforced Rashid's accusations against him and his cohorts for their high-handedness. He has made it obvious that he could not care less about having good collaborative efforts with those involved and interested in the development of the game to ensure that Malaysia continues to be a dominant force in badminton.
He is more interested in taking a confrontational stance against anyone who does not agree with his brand of management. He and his cohorts should have realised that the game and the country's reputation are bigger than them. And, for the sake of the game, everyone interested in furthering the country's standing should be brought in to give whatever help to the cause.
Thus, the stance by the new president towards a person who has given so much to the game shows the former's inflated ego and short-sightedness.
The sum of it is that Malaysia's badminton is being made to suffer by the new management that seems to be placing themselves as the focal point, rather than working for the greater good of the game for the country.
Surely, millions of Malaysians will not forgive the new management should it be responsible in bringing down Malaysia's reputation and standing in the world.