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Criminalizing sports doping

Doping is criminalised in countries such as France, Germany, Italy, Kenya and Spain. Russia, which has had 41 Olympians stripped of their medals for doping violations, have followed suit with the criminalisation of doping in sports since 2017. While these countries have established penalties for sports doping within their borders, the United States of America wants to extend this at a global level. Earlier this week, the US lawmakers have introduced a bill in the House that would see prison time for the use, manufacturing or distribution of performance-enhancing drugs…

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BAFFLING REAPPOINTMENT

“I would like to apologise to all Malaysians on behalf of BAM and the players. We have failed to achieve several targets on the international stage over the last three years and I am partly responsible for Malaysia’s failure”. That was not the quote from BAM president Dato’ Sri Mohamad Norza Zakaria, who chose to step down as the Chairman of the Coaching and Training Committee (CTC) earlier today. The quote was actually from BAM secretary Datuk Ng Chin Chai on May 23, 2013, shortly after Malaysia’s failure to make…

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GETTING TO THE ROOT OF MATCH FIXING

It has been just over a month since the Badminton World Federation (BWF) announced that Zulfadli Zulkiffli and Tan Chun Seang have been suspended from all badminton activities for 15 and 20 years respectively. The two Malaysian’s, according to an independent panel, were found to have breached the BWF Code of Conduct in Relation to Betting, Wagering, and Irregular Match Results. The full report of the panel comprising of James Kitching, Sylvia Schenk and Annabel Pennefather can be read here. The report is comprehensive and also includes whatsapp conversation between…

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BAM: Our financial situation manageable

The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) have responded to Buletin Sukan’s exclusive story with a press release and have claimed that the association’s financial situation was at manageable level. We are posting below the full press statement from issued though their media manager Falah Abdullah.   BAM’S RESPONSE TO BULETIN SUKAN’S ARTICLE “Exclusive: BAM’s increasing arrears and proposal to sell off former academy land” (published on 1 June 2018) Having received a proposal from an interested party to purchase the Taman Maluri property, the BAM Council have set-up a sub-Committee,…

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EXCLUSIVE: BAM’S INCREASING ARREARS AND PROPOSAL TO SELL OFF FORMER ACADEMY LAND

Saddled with increasing arrears amounting to millions of ringgit and mounting overheads, the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) may be looking to sell off their property in Taman Maluri in Kuala Lumpur. The BAM Council had already approved the proposal to sell off the six-acre land that was given to them on lease by the government back in the 1990s. It was here that the BAM set up their first badminton academy with 10 courts in a joint venture with the Garden International School (GIS) and finance company MBf. The…

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