National interests must come first in settling BAM-Zii Jia dispute, says minister


Lee Zii Jia has been banned by BAM from playing in international competitions for two years with effect from January 18, following his resignation from the national body. – EPA pic, January 22, 2022.

NATIONAL interests should take priority in efforts to resolve the dispute between the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) and national top men’s singles player Lee Zii Jia, Youth and Sports Minister Ahmad Faizal Azumu said.

He said all quarters, including badminton fans, should avoid blaming anyone for the problem and instead should try to seek an amicable solution.


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