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Badminton Association of Malaysia

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Abbreviation  BAM
Type  Sports federation
Formation  1964
Headquarters  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Badminton Association of Malaysia

President  Tan Sri Mohd Al-Amin Abdul Majid (acting)

The Badminton Association of Malaysia or BAM (Malaysian Language: Persatuan Badminton Malaysia) is the governing body of badminton in Malaysia. The association was founded in 1964. Nevertheless, the history of Malaysian badminton starts much earlier. Already in 1934 an association was founded by the provinces Perak, Penang, Selangor, Johore and Singapore.


BAM is registered with the Sports Commissioner of Malaysia under the Sports Development Act 1997 of the Laws of Malaysia. The association was founded in 1964 and has 15 states as their members.

History of Formation

  • 1809: Badminton brought to Malaya by officers of the East India Company in Penang
  • Early 1900s: Promoted by British through mission schools especially in Penang, Melaka, Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore
  • 1925: Penang becomes first state to form its own state badminton association (Penang Badminton Association)
  • 1929: Perak forms its own state badminton association
  • 1934: Badminton Association of Malaya officially formed on 11 November, J.L. Woods of Perak becomes first President of BAM
  • 1964: Badminton Association of Malaysia is formed
  • Tournaments

  • Malaysia Open
  • Malaysian National Badminton Championships
  • PROTON National Circuit Kuala Lumpur Open
  • Past Presidents

  • 1934-1937 : John L. Woods
  • 1947-1949 : Lim Chuan Geok
  • 1949 : Heah Joo Seang
  • 1950-1953 : Khoo Teik Foo
  • 1954-1959 : Heah Joo Seang
  • 1960 : Low Hoot Yeang
  • 1961-1985 : Khir Johari
  • 1985-1993 : Elyas Omar
  • 1993-2000 : Abdullah Fadzil Che Wan
  • 2000-2013 : Mohd Nadzmi Mohd Salleh
  • References

    Badminton Association of Malaysia Wikipedia