Thursday, September 26, 2013

BAM Accepts Aik Mong's Resignation

 Tan Aik Mong

Tan Aik Mong

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 25 (Bernama) -- The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) has accepted Tan Aik Mong's resignation as BAM's Talent Management Group director.

BAM President Tan Sri Tengku Mahaleel Tengku Ariff said Aik Mong's resignation was effective as of Wednesday.

Tengku Mahaleel said he and BAM vice president Dr Koay Bang Hin will take over the duties of Aik Mong with immediate effect while former doubles ace Razif Sidek and Tan Kim Her will remain in their capacity to oversee the performance of coaches and national team.

"The case of Aik Mong is closed, all in the meeting have agreed...There's no more statement," said Tengku Mahaleel during a brief press conference at the Juara Stadium in Bukit Kiara, here, today.

Aik Mong, 63, a former international who quit his job said on Tuesday that the job, which he had carried out voluntarily, had become untenable following BAM's decision to revert all his changes to their original structure.

The former international who started his job earnestly on Sept 7 was initially given the full mandate to hire and fire.

For National singles coach Rashid Sidek who quit last Thursday had said that coaches were treated like second-class citizens and that he did not enjoy the working environment any more due to the drastic changes brought about by the BAM, or rather Aik Mong.

Meanwhile, Tengku Mahaleel said Rashid was expected to submit a letter to answer allegations that he had signed a one-year contract to coach the Delhi Smashers in the India Badminton League (IBL) last month.

"Tey Sieu Bock (men's single coach) has submitted his letter and explanation and we accepted it. The case is closed," he said.

On Tuesday, Rashid was reported to have said that he would reconsider his decision to quit since the BAM had reverted to the old system.

-- BERNAMA

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