Finland unable to send Wilson Raj back to Singapore
Wilson Raj Perumal is now back in Hungary, after being arrested and then convicted of immigration offences in Finland.
The Singapore Police Force said that Finnish police were unable to accede to Singapore authorities' request to send Wilson Raj back to Singapore.
Since 2012, Wilson Raj has been in Hungary as a prosecution witness for match-fixing trials there.
He was taken into custody in Finland in April this year on an international arrest warrant issued by Singapore. He had travelled to Finland illegally on four occasions and on a forged passport.
While in custody in Finland, the convicted match-fixer was visited by Singapore law enforcement officials.
SPF confirmed this in a statement released at noon today (June 25).
A spokesman for SPF said: "The Finnish Police facilitated our request for a team of investigators from SPF and Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau to interview Wilson Raj Perumal on 18 and 19 June 2014 in Finland before his return to Hungary."
Bound by European Union laws, the Finnish authorities are obligated to return Wilson Raj to Hungary.
The SPF spokesman added that the police will continue to "explore alternative options to bring Wilson Raj back to Singapore from Hungary".
Read the full report in The New Paper (June 26).