Ex-Malaysian football player jailed 2 years for match-fixing


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 09 Apr 2015

Former part-time football referee Shokri Nor and businessman S. Thanasegar were originally accused of conspiring with each other to receive a RM15,000 (S$6,100) bribe to fix a football match between Singapore

SINGAPORE: A former Malaysian national footballer was jailed for two years on Thursday for match-fixing.

Thanasegar S. Sinnaiah, 40, had abetted project manager Selvarajan Letchuman to corruptly give RM15,000 to Malaysian part-time referee Shokri Nor to ensure that LionsXII beat Sarawak FA in the Malaysian Super League by at least three goals in May 2012.

The match ended in a 3-0 win for LionsXII. All three were arrested before the match kicked off.

Thanasegar had also abetted Selvarajan and Shokri in a conspiracy to cheat Singapore Pools by dishonestly concealing the match-fixing arrangements. – The Straits Times/Asia News Network

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