DATO’ ROLAND WONG CHOON TAT

Y.Bhg. Dato’ Roland Wong Choon Tat was born on the 28th of August 1940.

He was the Badminton Association of Malaysia’s (BAM) longest-serving deputy president for 29-year tenure as a sports administrator from 1993 until 2009. He help to brought the BAM to a great height under three different presidents — Tan Sri Elyas Omar, Datuk Dr Abdullah Fadzil Che Wan and Datuk Nadzmi Mohd Salleh.

He started get involved in Badminton by holding a post as a Vice President of Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) in 1985 until 1993. As the president of the Negeri Sembilan BA since 1985, the state have been active in their school and junior development programmes have consistently produced players for the national team.

He was the Co-Chairman of 1992 Thomas /Uber Cup Organising Committee and it was the greatest joy of his life when Malaysia won the 1992 Thomas Cup.

Dato’ Roland Wong also was the team manager when Malaysia won their first Olympic silver medal through the men’s pair of Cheah Soon Kit-Yap Kim Hock in XXVI Olympic Games Atlanta in 1996.

As one of the member of Working Committee of Badminton Association of Malaysia (1993 – 2019), Dato’ Roland Wong has brought new approaches and development programmes in taking the association to greater heights.