Shabery: Misbun should not keep mum

Misbun Sidek should keep his ?promise of putting the nation first and not maintain silence since tendering his? resignation as the national singles coach to the Badminton Association of Malaysia,? said Youth and Sports Minister Ahmad Shabery Cheek.

He said in his several meetings with Misbun after the latter handed in his?resignation in December, Misbun had pledged to him to put the nation first before anything else and would not take long to make a decision whether he would return as national singles coach.

Ahmad Shabery told this to reporters after launching this year’s Malaysian Formula 1 Grand Prix here today.

He was asked about the matter, as Misbun was yet to revert to the BAM whether he would be retracting the resignation letter.

Ahmad Shabery said what was important now was continuity in the training of national singles players particularly Misbun’s protege Lee Chong Wei, the current world?number one men’s singles player as Malaysia are banking on Chong Wei to land Malaysia its first gold medal in the London Olympics next year.

On the Sabah Sports Board asking for additional funds for the Ranau Sports?Complex, Ahmad Shabery said the demand was not fair to the ministry.

“We were given the picture that the complex was fully equipped but unfortunately, when we got there (Ranau), the government was asked to add new?things,” he said, adding that the ministry’s funds were limited and needs to be used prudently.

– Bernama