Three footballers arrested for match fixing

  • Nation
  • Thursday, 06 Apr 2017

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has arrested three footballers from the Malaysian Indian Football Association (MIFA) for suspected match fixing.

The suspects, aged between 26 and 29, allegedly accepted bribes from a bookie to fix Malaysian Premier League matches.

Early investigations revealed that the bookie paid them between RM10,000 and RM30,000 to influence the results of the matches.

The 29-year-old suspect is an international player imported by MIFA while the other two suspects are locals.

Sources say more arrests are likely to happen soon.

MACC deputy chief commissioner (operations) Datuk Azam Baki confirmed the arrests and said that the MACC would not tolerate actions that undermine the reputation of the nation's sporting arena.

"The MACC will continue to investigate football athletes and will take necessary actions if needed," he said.

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