Lee Zii Jia wrote on his social media that he is now resolving the issue with Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) after having a private talk with its President Tan Sri Norza Zakaria.
BAM will likely unban Lee Zii Jia and the All England Champion will continue his career as a professional/independent player.
Lee Zii Jia wrote, “I am pleased to have a private heart to heart meeting with BAM President Tan Sri Norza Zakaria together with my parents. I am happy that we are now resolving this issue with BAM after receiving Tan Sri’s blessings to become a professional player.
“My past and future achievements will always be the product of Tan Sri Norza, BAM and Malaysia. I am forever thankful that Tan Sri guided, nurtured and gave me the opportunity to serve the country that I love. At the moment, I will commit myself for the Asia Team Championships. I hope this conclusion unites us as Malaysians and Badminton Fans.
“Please continue to support BAM and also the country’s professional players who are also nurtured by BAM because at the end of the day we are one.”