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Monday, 11 August 2014

Malaysian re-arrested in football match fixing case

MALAYSIAN Thanasegar S. Sinnaiah, who jumped bail two years ago, has been re-arrested and brought before a Special Sitting of Criminal Mentions at the State Courts.

The 40-year-old businessman and former Malaysian footballer was previously charged with intentionally helping to arrange a meeting between Shokri Nor, a part-time soccer referee with the Football Association of Malaysia, and Singaporean Selvarajan Letchuman, where they allegedly conspired to fix a football match.

The alleged meeting took place in a hotel room in Penang on May 19, 2012, where the Malaysian referee received a sum of S$200 (RM510) and was offered up to S$5,855 (RM14,900) if the desired outcome for the match between LionsXII and Sarawak FA, played in Singapore on May 22, 2012, was achieved.

Thanasegar did not have a lawyer and no plea was entered yesterday.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Shaun Lee pressed for bail to be revoked, citing the previous bail of S$50,000 (RM127,480) and the fact that Thanasegar’s passport was impounded did not prevent him from fleeing.

The District Judge ordered no bail for Thanasegar.

A pre-trial conference has been set for Aug 29. — The Straits Times / Asia News Network

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