Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Experienced Al-Amin favourite for BAM top job

KUALA LUMPUR: Badminton Asso­ciation of Malaysia (BAM)’s deputy president Datuk Al-Amin Abdul Majid is seen as the most suitable candidate to take over from outgoing president Datuk Seri Nadzmi Mohd Salleh.

BAM will hold their election on July 27 to select their new president as Nadzmi will not be standing for the position he held since 2000.

It is learnt that many are in favour of Al Amin taking up the hot seat because he is an experienced sports official with good standing and stature. Al-Amin, the chairman of the SME Corp Malaysia, has been the Perak Badminton Association for almost two decades.

Previously, he was BAM’s coaching chairman and secretary from 1997-2000 – underlining the fact that he knows the working mechanism within the association and will be aware of what changes are needed.

If he becomes the president, Al-Amin has a huge responsibility of restoring the image of the association which has been constantly taken a beating for the lack of new talents.

There have been no talented players in sight to replace world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei while in the men’s doubles, there have not been anyone as prominent as Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong for some time.

Although Al-Amin had not shown interest in taking up the post, many among the council members are trying to persuade him to take it up.

Others mentioned for the post inc­ludes BAM’s second deputy president Tengku Kamil Ismail, KL Badm­inton Association (KLBA) president Datuk Norza Zakaria and Datuk Mokhzani Mahathir,the the Sepa­ng Inter­national Circuit (SIC) chairman.

The Star

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