S'porean among match-fixers arrested ahead of SEA Games
An alleged Singaporean match-fixer and several of his co-conspirators of different nationalities were arrested on Thursday night (May 28), ahead of the 28th South East Asian (SEA) Games.
The SEA Games football tournament kicked off today (May 29).
The Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) had been monitoring football match-fixing activities, given the impending SEA Games.
Based on information received, CPIB conducted an operation that lasted several hours of Thursday night and stretched to the early hours of Friday (May 29).
Some members of the Timor Leste SEA Games football team are also assisting the bureau in the investigations.
Two investigations are still ongoing against the arrested persons for offences under the Prevention of Corruption Act.