PETALING JAYA: Lee Zii Jia has made an appeal to save his badminton career, and today submitted his letter to the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM).
His decision came three days after he was slapped with a two-year exclusion from all international tournaments for walking out on the national team. He quit on Jan 11 to become an independent player.
"BAM can confirm that we have received an appeal letter from Lee Zii Jia today," said the national body in a statement.
"As the custodian of national badminton interest, we are looking into the matter with great urgency to find an amicable solution.
"BAM are here to protect not only the sport, but the players, values, and standards that best represent our beloved country."
BAM added that they were aware of the sentiments over the issue.
"We are fully aware of the outpouring of anger and frustration, and we truly understand the disappointment expressed towards the association.
"This situation has been extremely challenging and has garnered attention from all parties, from politicians to international players.
"We appreciate all the comments, criticisms and overall feedback directed towards us. We will take note of the passionate sentiments expressed by our fellow Malaysians"