Bookie in match-fixing probe remanded six days

KHAIRAH N. KARIM

PUTRAJAYA: A bookie who was arrested yesterday as part of a Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) football match-fixing probe has been remanded for six days.

Magistrate Isfahanie Tasnim Wan Ab Rahman issued the remand order effective today which expires next Wednesday.

The 49-year-old man, who covered his face with his orange T-shirt to avoid photographers from taking his pictures, arrived at 9.50am accompanied by two MACC officers.

Yesterday, three Malaysian Indian Football Association (MIFA) players were remanded for seven days from yesterday over their suspected involvement in match-fixing and bribe-taking.

They are being investigated under Section 16(a)(A) of the MACC Act.

The players - including a 29-year-old Argentinian and two Malaysians aged 26 and 27 - were said to have received between RM10,000 and RM30,000 from bookies to throw games.

They were said to have raked in hundreds of thousands of ringgit over the past few years.