KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 – The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) today announced Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail as its new patron.
BAM president Mohamad Norza Zakaria said the governing body welcomed Wan Azizah as the new patron to replace the previous patron, Rosmah Mansor.
“Thank you to Wan Azizah for consenting to become BAM patron. We in BAM are happy with her acceptance.
“We are confident that badminton will shine with her as the new patron as the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in Japan approaches,” he said after chairing a special BAM council meeting at Bukit Kiara here.
Norza said he believed as an individual who plays badminton, Wan Azizah had always kept abreast with the development of badminton in the country.
He hoped the perseverance and presence of the first woman deputy prime minister in the country would be a model to national badminton players, coaches as well as BAM officers.
He also thanked Rosmah for her efforts and sacrifices as the previous BAM patron.