Mohamad Norza officially takes over as Badminton Association of Malaysia president

Apr 29, 2017
Mohamad Norza (left) with Mohamed Al-Amin at Seri Perdana, Putrajaya on April 20, 2017

Mohamad Norza Zakaria has officially assumed the president’s post in the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) after being elected unanimously by its council members for the 2017/2021 term.

Mohamad Norza succeeds Tengku Mahaleel Tengku Ariff effective today, and this sees BAM maintain its 32-year tradition for not holding a contest for the top spot.

He will be assisted by two vice presidents, Abdul Aziz Hussain and Lim Teong Kiat.

The BAM honorary-secretary’s post will still be held by Ng Chin Chai, who has maintained the position for seven years in a row, while V. Subramaniam was elected treasurer.

The number one post had been a bone of contention when it emerged that there was a ‘gentlemen’s agreement’ among Norza, Mahaleel and former acting president, Mohamed Al-Amin Abdul Majid on the succession plan.

However, the issue was resolved after Mohamed Al-Amin agreed to give way to Mohamad Norza, and this was announced by the Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin at a press conference which was also attended by BAM patron Rosmah Mansor at the Seri Perdana Complex, recently.

The BAM council members also agreed to appoint Mohamed Al-Amin as BAM Advisor.

A total of 14 affiliate members were present at the AGM held at Dorsett Grand Subang Hotel, in Petaling Jaya.

The following is the new BAM leadership for the term 2017/2021:

President: Mohamad Norza Zakaria
Deputy President: Abdul Aziz Hussain and Lim Teong Kiat.
Honorary-Secretary: Ng Chin Chai
Assistant Honorary Secretary: Taupik Mohd Hussain Treasurer: V. Subramaniam​​​​​​​