KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 28 (Bernama) -- The withdrawal of Koo Kien Keat from the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) is a big loss to national badminton.
BAM deputy president Datuk Mohamad Norza Zakaria said they accepted and respected Koo's decision the decision to leave the main badminton body.
"After discussion with several BAM supreme council members today, we accepted Koo's decision to leave the BAM."
He said Koo is a champion and his partnership with Tan Boon Heong brought huge success for the country.
"BAM is pleased to accept Koo hould he decide to return or wants to become mentor to new players. We are sad to see him go but this is the best thing for him and BAM," he told a press conference at Juara Stadium, Bukit Kiara here.
Norza said BAM will have to find Koo's replacement to face several big tournaments including the Thomas Cup from May 18-25 in New Delhi, India.....