The expected exodus of coaches from the Badminton Association of Malaysia has begun with the resignation of singles Chief Coach Rashid Sidek today.

Rashid who has been with BAM for the past 10 years submitted his one month notice to BAM.
“The time has come for me to go. I am not one who likes to create or be involved in controversies’, said Rashid.
“It is now the policy of BAM to disregard coaches and they have gone on record to say that coaches are not important.
“Thus there is no necessity for me to be in BAM as the new structure places more importance on players and Tan Aik Mong says that coaches are not vital in his plans.”
It is learnt that Rashid is also peeved at the decisions taken by Aik Mong and Razif Sidek as they act without consultation and make arbitrary decisions without really understanding the situation.
More are expected to follow Rashid out of the door soon and BAM are expected to be left in the lurch looking for replacements.