BAC Elections ; Norza nominates by BAM for President position.

In what can only be considered as a surprise move, two key officials of the Badminton Association of Malaysia are vying for positions at the Badminton Asia Confederation.

In the nomination list revealed by BAC, current BAM and Olympic Council of Malaysia President Dato Seri Mohamad Norza Zakaria was nominated by BAM in April 24th to challenge the incumbent BAC President Anton Aditya SUbowo of Indonesia.

And that is not the only position that the duo will be contesting as both have been nominated as well for the position of BWF Vive President , Continental Representation.

Also nominated for the BWF Continental Vice President position is Jassem Kanso from Lebanon and Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma of India.

Norza was elected at the BAM President in April 29, 2017 and the OCM President on May 5, 2018.

In addition to Norza, BAM has nominated its Hon. Secretary Dato Ng Chin Chai to contest the position of Vice President of BAC.

There are seven Vice Presidents positions ip for grabs at the BAC elections that will be held on May 25 at Nanning, China

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Chin Chai will be up against the following candidates:

Tirta Juwana Darmadji ( Indonesia), Kim Jong Soo ( Korea), Wang Wei ( China), Mohammadreza Pouria ( Iran), Chang Kuo-Tso ( Chinese Taipei), Ali Almarri ( Kuwait), Tong Wai Lun ( Hong Kong), Ms. Maria Do Carmo Rubeiro Madeira De Carvalho ( Macau), Dr. Sawsan Haji Mohamad Taqawi ( Bahrin) , Kinji Zenya ( Japan), Moosa Nashid ( Maldives), Jayasinghe Nishantha Dayan De Silva ( Sri Lanka), Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma ( India), Ramji Bahadur Shresta ( Nepal).

Left out of the nomination list was incumbent Vice President from Malaysia Tan Sri Al Amin Majid.

It will be interesting to see if Norza and Chin Chai are able to garner support at the Asian level and win the positions they are contesting for.

It was also baffling as to why the BAM had not issued any formal statement in the nomination of the duo despite nominations being sent as early as April 24 last month.

The next ten days could well see intense lobbying or pressure on the duo in their quest to win the coveted positions what more with their heavy workload at national level.

Ironically Malaysian Badminton is currently going through a bad spell and the focus should be restoring the standard of the national shuttlers.

Still , we wish them the very best in their quest towards Asian supremacy.