Rather then say I was the one to break this story three months ago, as rightly pointed out by Haresh Deol in his blog FOUL, all I have to say was that ample warning was given to BAM officials by me in September but obviously no one wants to believe someone, who some bloggers and journalist claim to be a has been. Well, read on what I wrote three months ago, and if you want to know what I chatted with Misbun Sidek and Lee Chong Wei at the sidelines of the Commonwealth Games, stay tuned on this blog.
My blog posting in September...
Word has it that several key players in the Malaysian national badminton team are set to leave BAM in the near future.
What is most shocking is that World number one Datuk Lee Chong Wei is said to be one of them and the exodus is expected to begin with Wong Mew Choo after the Asian Games this November.
BAM should not look at this development negatively as it will allow them to pool their resources and start developing new players in order to ensure Malaysia still has world class players.
One lesson can be learnt from Taufik Hidayat who is an independent player, yet he still manages to deliver as evident in the recent World Championships.
So if the likes of Chong Wei and company do part ways with BAM, it should not be looked at negatively as they still represent the country and it helps overcome the financial situation of the national body, who are beholden to the NSC.
Sometimes one wonders who actually runs badminton, or for the matters sports in the country. Time to read the NSC Act 1971, and yes in the words to Tan Sri Hamzah Abu Samah - you gave birth to a monster way back in the 70's by forming NSC.