Sometimes what happens with the Badminton Association of Malaysia is downright baffling as it seems there is no co-ordination in the national body, who has been under fire of late for their statement that Thomas Cup is not important.

And read below the statements of two key officials in BAM, one of whom holds a Vice President post at the Badminton Asia Confederation (BAC).
Guess from being called the Axiata Cup it can be called for Anxiety Cup for BAM.

This was what BAM said via The Star: ( Sunday 5th February)

Malaysia will wait for more details before confirming their participation in the new invitational badminton tournament – the Axiata Cup.
Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) coaching and training chairman Ng Chin Chai said that they had no knowledge of the format or rules for the new competition, which is sanctioned by the Badminton Asia Confederation (BAC).
“Our general manager (Kenny Goh) was approached last year about this event but we do not have any details about it. I would rather wait for the rules and regulations before deciding on our team’s participation,” he said.
It is a novel idea, although the timing is questionable – coming at a time when the top players are busy trying to rake in ranking points for the Olympic Games in London.

And this is what was said today: ( picked from Bernama)

Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) Deputy President Datuk Mohamed Al-Amin Abdul Majid said the country’s elite players, including world number one Datuk Lee Chong Wei, and players from clubs would take part in the competition.

“The format of the Axiata Cup is slightly different from other tournaments since teams can include one player from other countries like China or Denmark even though the tournament is restricted to ASEAN countries.

“This tournament provides an opportunity for players from clubs, especially players like Zulfadli Zulkifli, a chance to showcase their talent,” Axiata Chief Executive Officer Datuk Seri Jamaludin Ibrahim told reporters after launching the tournament at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre here today.