MACC to probe badminton match-fixing allegation


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KUALA LUMPUR — Feb. 13, 2018: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission is studying the claim that one of the country’s badminton players is being investigated by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) on suspicion of match-fixing. 

“MACC understands  that BWF is conducting further investigation. To our knowledge this player is not under the Badminton Association of Malaysia.

“We will investigate because match-fixing involves corruption,” MACC deputy commissioner (Operations) Datuk Seri Azam Baki told a press conference at an event at Menara DBKL today. 

A local newspaper today carried the story on the investigation by BWF. According to the report, the player in his 20s was suspended last month from participating in any championship pending completion of the investigation.   

Penang exco called up to give statement

In Georgetown, Penang state executive councillor Lim Hock Seng was called by the MACC to record his statement regarding the plan to build three highways and an undersea tunnel.

Lim arrived at the MACC office accompanied by his lawyer R.S.N Rayer.

On January 5, Parti Cinta Malaysia vice-president Datuk Huan Cheng Guan lodged a report and submitted allegedly new evidence regarding the undersea tunnel project to the MACC in Putrajaya.

The project had courted controversy over the high cost of its feasibility studies as well as the mode of payment to the companies involved. — Bernama




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