Match fixer jailed two years
A former Malaysian national footballer, who helped a Singaporean bribe a referee to fix a soccer match, was jailed two years today.
Businessman Thanasegar S. Sinnaiah, 40, had conspired with Selvarajan Letchuman to corruptly give Malaysian part-time referee Shokri Nor up to RM15,000 (S$5,600) so that Lions XII would beat Sarawak FA in the Malaysian Super League by at least three goals in 2012.
But Thenasegar and his accomplices were arrested before the match.
While out on bail, Thanasegar fled Singapore while hiding in the boot of a car.
District Judge Siva Shanmugam said in sentencing that matchfixing undermines the public good of sports, which he said binds communities and conveys ideals.
Read the full report in our print edition on Friday (April 10).
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