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Bookie remanded in football corruption investigation

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PUTRAJAYA — April 7, 2017: A scrap-metal shop assistant suspected of being a bookie was remanded for six days today to facilitate investigations into alleged match fixing in the Malaysian Premier League.

The man who was detained yesterday is believed to have offered thousands of ringgit to MISC-MIFA players to fix matches.

Yesterday, three players from the Indian Football Association were remanded for seven days for allegedly accepting bribes from a bookie.

According to an MACC source, initial investigations revealed that the suspects allegedly received between RM10,000 and RM30,000.

In another case, a quantity surveyor has also been remanded for six days till April 12 in connection with false claims involving the supply of geotube to the Drainage and Irrigation Department for the Sungai Melaka beutification
project.

The suspect who was detained in Johor Bahru on Wednesday was an employee of a tan sri businessman who was remanded yesterday.

The tan sri and his son, three DID officers and a retired staff of the department were remanded for six days in a case involving RM13 million.

Earlier, another businessman who was remanded for eight days for an alleged attempt to bribe the Sultan of Johor RM2 million to secure a tan sri title was released today.

He was freed on RM50,000 bail with one surety. — Bernama

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