BAM’S OFFICIAL STATEMENT ON AXIATA ARENA EVACUATION

(Kuala Lumpur, 17 January 2019): Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) can confirm that smoke released from a food vendor stall at the Axiata Arena, Bukit Jalil triggered smoke detectors at the stadium during Round 2 of Perodua Malaysia Masters 2019 at approximately 3pm, today.

During the incident, BAM’s priority at all times was the safety and well-being of everyone involved. As per the stadium’s safety protocol, the Axiata Arena was evacuated immediately to allow a complete and thorough search.

BAM acknowledge the patience of all those impacted by the temporary evacuation, which allowed the matter to be dealt with in a responsible manner.

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