PETALING JAYA: The badminton fraternity lost another dedicated administrator as Datuk David Wee (pic) passed away in Seremban yesterday. He was 70.
David, who was synonymous with Negri Sembilan badminton for three decades, served as the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) vice-president for 12 years since 2009.
He had been involved in various positions at the Negri Sembilan Badminton Association (NSBA) before becoming their president in 2009.
BAM secretary general Datuk Kenny Goh said David’s passing is a great loss for the sport, and Negri Sembilan badminton in particular.
“I’ve known Datuk David for almost 20 years. He loves the sport and is a very sincere man in serving the sport,” said Kenny.
“He gave most of his time and energy to badminton and contributed to the growth of the sport in Negri Sembilan and later served as the vice-president of BAM.
“He also served as the development chairman for BAM for almost a decade.”
David, a well liked individual who was easily approachable, also served as BAM’s development committee chairman from 2009 to 2018.
He relinquished his position in 2018 due to health reasons and the development committee chairman’s role was continued by his close friend Datuk Ng Chin Chai a year later.