The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) have given the Academy Badminton Malaysia's (ABM) high performance unit a mandate of elevating the standard of the national shuttlers and ensuring a sustainable commercialisation plan.

This move means the national body will be detached from those aspects, and will solely focus on governance, development of states, coaches education, tournament registration and organisation of junior and senior shuttlers.

"The ABM will be run by the Yayasan Badminton Nasional comprising of a board of trustees. Our move is similar to how the Football Association of Malaysia and Malaysian Football League have been separated.

"This move will also ensure that the commercialisation and performance of national shuttlers are outsourced to the people with the right expertise.

"We want to be commercially sustainable, but also focus on producing and maintaining world class players," said BAM president Norza Zakaria.

The ABM, headed by chief executive officer Michelle Chai and high-performance director Dr. Tim Jones, will now assess the current situation and report back with their findings.

Singles and doubles directors' Wong Choong Hann and Rexy Mainaky will report to Chai and Tim.

Meanwhile, the BAM also rewarded national women's doubles pair Pearly Tan-M. Thinaah RM37, 500 for their success at the French Open last month.