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Frost has been hired by BAM as technical director, almost ten years after his first stint in Malaysia when he served as coach from 1997 to 1999 and led the team to three gold and four silver medals at the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur.

Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) deputy president Tan Sri Mohd Al-Amin Abdul Majid told the Malaysian Star: "His work ethic is as professional as one can get. Back then, Frost was also blessed with quite a big pool of talents.

"We had the best results at the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur under his guidance and Hock Kin did well to win the Indonesia Open (in 1998).

"Frost has a unique way of choosing players for team events and we did exceptionally well at the 1998 Thomas Cup Finals (in Hong Kong). We lost to Indonesia 3-2 in the final but it was one of the closest finals I've ever watched.

"He fought for Lee Chong Wei to be given a chance and a place in the national team in 1998. He can see the potential in players… we hope he will spot more new talents.

"We will benefit from his knowledge and love for the game. The challenge will be greater for him this time but we're looking forward to seeing him put all the plans and programmes in place."