The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM)

Towards the Formation of the BAM

Badminton was believed to have reached the shores of Peninsular Malaya by officers of the East India Company in Penang as early as 1809, and later at the beginning of the 20th century by the British, through missionary schools, especially in Penang, Melaka, Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.  The game was a hit among the locals and become very popular.  This led to the formation of badminton teams by recreation clubs, private clubs, schools and colleges in these towns.  Penang became the first state to form its state badminton association in 1925, known as the Penang Badminton Association.  Subsequently, Perak formed their state Badminton Association in 1929.


Badminton will be a vibrant and popular sport in Malaysia that contributes towards nation building and social development by reaching out to all Malaysians in its pursuit of glory for the country.


  • To have a big pool of world class players
  • To lift the standard of women players to that of China and Korea
  • To have a bigger pool of back-up players for the men's team and the women's team
  • To ensure consistent success in the international arena
  • To develop a big pool of qualified international technical officials
  • To implement development programmes from grass-root to national level
  • To own fully integrated training centres at both national and state level
  • To make badminton 'the sport' of the country


  • To encourage, promote and control the game of Badminton in Malaysia
  • To manage and control badminton championships and competitions organised by BAM or by any approved body on behalf of BAM, BWF or BAC
  • To ensure observance of rules and regulations in all state, national or international competitions organised in Malaysia
  • To settle or adjudicate all disputes of affiliates
  • To formulate, implement and enforce such Rules, Standing Orders, Bye-Laws and Regulations made under the BAM Constitution