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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