Badminton Association Malaysia (BAM) ready to hire Malaysian badminton star, Wong Mew Choo
Malaysian badminton star player, Wong Mew Choo, has retired from the sport. Now there are reports that the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) might look to hire Wong Mew Choo as a coach.
BAM President Datuk Seri Nadzmi Muhammad Salleh has said that BAM received a letter from Wong Mew Choo. Wong Mew Choo who has been suffering from knee injury, requested BAM for a delay in the proposal by a day or two because of her injury for her reply in
favour of her joining BAM. Datuk Seri Nadzmi Muhammad Salleh said in the council meeting that BAM is ready to welcome her as a coach and will recognize Wong Mew Choo’s contributions to the country. The president also said that contracts of the doubles coaches,
Hendrawan Sugianto and Rexy Mainaky, will be renewed for the next 2 years.
Wong Mew Choo was ranked 14th according in the Badminton World Federation rankings when she retired. Her highest ranking was 7th which came in 2008. She also reached the quarter finals of the World Championships in 2007 and won a team gold medal
in the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi.
The Youth and Sports Minister of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek, said that he has heard from resources that Datuk Misbun Sidek has also given a green signal for his return to BAM. He said that if this happens then Malaysia and BAM will be in a
better position to see Lee Chong Wei winning the gold medal in the London Olympics in 2012.
The Youth and Sports Minister also talked about the condition of Ramlan Abdul Aziz's health. He said that Ramlan Abdul Aziz is in a stable condition after being admitted to the hospital due to complaints of chest pain. Ramlan Abdul Aziz is now well enough
to talk and correspond.