Singapore

Man jailed 30 months for match-fixing activities at SEA Games

An Indonesian national was jailed 30 months on Tuesday (July 21) for attempting to fix a  football match during the recent Southeast Asian Games held in Singapore.

Nasiruddin, 52, a former referee, had conspired with a Singaporean, Rajendran R Kurusamy, and Timor Leste national Moises Natalino De Jesus to bribe the Timor Leste football federation technical director.

The three men had offered $15,000 to Orlando Marques Henriques Mendes on May 28, and he agreed to arrange for his team to lose the SEA Games match against Malaysia.

Malaysia won 1-0.

Nasiruddin was a registered referee from 1994 until 1997, when he was hit with a 10-year ban for accepting bribes.

Rajendran, Moises and Orlando's cases are pending and pre-trial conferences have been scheduled for their cases.

Read the full report in our print edition on July 22.

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charged on Saturday morning (May 30) for their alleged involvement in fixing a Southeast Asian Games football match. - See more at: http://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore-news/alleged-sea-games-match-fixers-cha...
charged on Saturday morning (May 30) for their alleged involvement in fixing a Southeast Asian Games football match. - See more at: http://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore-news/alleged-sea-games-match-fixers-cha...
charged on Saturday morning (May 30) for their alleged involvement in fixing a Southeast Asian Games football match. - See more at: http://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore-news/alleged-sea-games-match-fixers-cha...
charged on Saturday morning (May 30) for their alleged involvement in fixing a Southeast Asian Games football match. - See more at: http://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore-news/alleged-sea-games-match-fixers-cha...
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