Badminton Association of Malaysia

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Badminton Association of Malaysia
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TypeSports federation
HeadquartersKuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Mohamad Norza Zakaria[1]

The Badminton Association of Malaysia or BAM (Malaysian Language: Persatuan Badminton Malaysia) is the governing body of badminton in Malaysia. The association was founded in 1964. Nevertheless, the history of Malaysian badminton starts much earlier. Already in 1934 an association was founded by the provinces Perak, Penang, Selangor, Johore and Singapore.

BAM is registered with the Sports Commissioner of Malaysia under the Sports Development Act 1997 of the Laws of Malaysia. The association was founded in 1964 and has 15 states as their members.[2]

History of Formation[edit]

  • 1809: Badminton brought to Malaya by officers of the East India Company in Penang
  • Early 1900s: Promoted by British through mission schools especially in Penang, Melaka, Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore
  • 1925: Penang becomes first state to form its own state badminton association (Penang Badminton Association)
  • 1929: Perak forms its own state badminton association
  • 1934: Badminton Association of Malaya officially formed on 11 November, J.L. Woods of Perak becomes first President of BAM
  • 1964: Badminton Association of Malaysia is formed [2]


Past Presidents[edit]


  1. ^ "Norza appointed as new BAM president". Joseph Kaos Jr. The Star. 21 April 2017. Retrieved 20 September 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Badminton Association of Malaysia". Linked In. Retrieved 22 April 2016. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)

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