MACC to lead investigations in badminton match fixing scandal

  • Badminton
  • Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Police have received the relevant documents and information on the alleged match fixing in the Japan Open badminton tournament in June.

Bukit Aman CID chief Comm Datuk Seri Mohmad Salleh confirmed that a report was lodged at the Dang Wangi police station here on the matter.

Mohmad said, however, that investigation on the match-fixing claims would be led by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

It was reported that top badminton players have rallied to condemn the emergence of match fixing in their sport.

According to a Reuters report, the bookie had approached two Danish players – men’s singles world No. 9 Hans-Kristian Vittinghus and doubles specialist Kim Astrup Sorensen – via Facebook and that Sorensen was offered around ?3,000 (RM12,400) per match.

Both players rejected the offer and reported it to the Badminton World Federation (BWF).
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