NADZMI, YOU ARE OUT OF LINE

It is clear that BAM President Dato Seri Nadzmi does not know badminton or rather feels that he is now the supreme commander of a force called the Badminton Association of Malaysia.
He is probably disillusioned that during his era as BAM President the shuttlers under him have not delivered the gold medal at the Olympics that he is now dictating terms as to who will carry the nations challenge at the Rio Olympics in 2016.
Does he really think Malaysians are fools to believe his charade as he has been warming the seat for the past 12 years and now says we will not win a medal until 2024 as BAM has this grand idea of delivering gold 12 years from now.
The fact of the matter is Nadzmi, you and your team have failed, you have let the nation down and you are now expecting the nation to give you and your merry men 12 more years so that you can continue to lead badminton to lower depths.
And what is more ironic is that you have undermined the Coaching & Training Committee by naming the Rio squad when the meeting is scheduled for September 8.
That is not all for you, upon your arrival at KLIA on August 7 made a statement to the media that Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong should be seperated as a pair, contrary to what Chief Coach Tan Kim Her said in Wembley Arena barely 72 hours earlier.
Maybe it would have been better for you to hold a BAM Council Meeting in London since the junket has now made you into a supremo in every departnent. One wonders why you refuse to chair the C&T Committee in the first place.
Malaysia belongs to Malaysians and not to BAM, comprehend that first and only then you can understand the golden rule of running a national body – that we treat all equal – friends or foes.
It is clear that you have something prsonal against KLRC, or rather Dato Seri Andrew Kam, right from when you opted to support a Korean as the BWF President rather then a Malaysian. And now 8 years own you want to stand as BWF President. Something smells fishy here – a deal that was made 8 years ago went sour?
Your contempt of KLRC by discarding Zulfadli Zulkifli is the straw that will break the camel’s back as your statement has now been rebuked by NSC Director General Dato Seri Zolkples Embong, whose statement makes it clear that Malaysia is for Malaysians.
Read on Sir, and get someone to translate should you fail to understand what it means, for we understand it crystal clear.
Sepatutnya semua pemain yang berpotensi hendaklah disenaraikan terutama yang masih muda. Yang terbaik tidak kira di bawah naungan BAM atau kelab, hendaklah diberi keutamaan untuk mewakili negara. 
Cuma Zulfadli mungkin tidak berada di bawah Program BAM kerana memilih untuk berada di bawah KLRC. MSN mengalu-alukan semua pihak yang ingin membantu untuk membangun dan memajukan bakat atlet. Cuma harus dipastikan program latihan dan pendedahan yang mereka sediakan baik dan berkualiti.

Zulfadli telah membuktikan yang beliau adalah pemain yang amat berpotensi dgn menjuarai Kej Remaja Dunia dan beberapa kej yg lain. Tapi apakah pembangunan pemain ini sekarang ini selaras atau mencapai tahap sebagaimana yg diperlukan. Kegagalan untuk maju dalam beberapa kej peringkat antarabangsa akhir-akhir ini agak membimbangkan. Juara Sukan Malaysia di Pahang baru-baru ini bukan ukuran kemampuan beliau kerana beliau seharusnya jadi juara di Melaka 2010 tapi beliau tidak mengambil bahagian.

Sudah tentu berada di bawah naungan BAM banyak memberikan kelebihan kerana mereka mempunyai antara jurulatih yg terbaik, sparring partner yang ramai dan berkualiti serta kemudahan latihan dan khidmat sokongan yg baik. Urusan-urusan logistik dikendalikan oleh pegawai-pegawai sepenuh masa. Tapi beliau memilih untuk berada di bawah KLRC yang pastinya dapat menawarkan kemudahan yang lebih baik dari apa yang disediakan oleh BAM. Semua pihak harus menghormati keputusan ini.

Yang penting sekarang ini ialah semua pihak harus memainkan peranan untuk membantu memajukan bakat yang ada pada pemain ini dan tidak mengambil kesempatan dari potensi yang ada pada beliau. Kalau tidak kita akan kehilangan sebutir lagi permata yang berharga.