Norza sticking to decision to resign


Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) president Tan Sri Norza Zakaria speaking during the press conference after their council meeting at Axiata Arena in Bukit Jalil on Saturday. — IZZRAFIQ ALIAS/The Star

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk V. Subramaniam is set to take on the role of acting president of the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) after current president Tan Sri Norza Zakaria resigns from his position.

Norza announced that he will honour his word of stepping down after the Paris Olympics in July and has appointed deputy president Subramaniam as acting president with the blessing of the BAM council members.

"I will stick to my word and resign from my position as BAM president on August 24 (after the Olympics)," said Norza after chairing a BAM council meeting at the Axiata Arena in Bukit Jalil on Saturday (May 25).

"The council members and I have decided to unanimously appoint Datuk Subramaniam as the acting president until the BAM elections next year where the next permanent president will be elected.

"This is to maintain stability in the organization and ensure a smooth transition."

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