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Prime Minister Supportive of BWF Presence in Malaysia

Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has expressed support for Badminton World Federation maintaining its headquarters in Kuala Lumpur.

At a recent meeting with BWF officials earlier this month, he noted the positive impact of having badminton’s world-governing organisation in Malaysia, particularly given the sport’s prominence in the country and region.

BWF Deputy President Paisan Rangsikitpho said the meeting – to which he was accompanied by BWF Council Member and Chair of the Finance Committee Dato' Lim Teong Kiat and BWF Secretary General Thomas Lund – was “constructive”.

He also noted the Prime Minister is a big badminton fan and is keen to ensure BWF has the appropriate environment in which to further its global mandate from its Kuala Lumpur office.

BADMINTON DISCUSSIONS: Pictured on the BWF home page (left to right) are BWF Council Member and Chair of the Finance Committee Dato' Lim Teong Kiat; Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak; BWF Deputy President Paisan Rangsikitpho and BWF Secretary General Thomas Lund.

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