Football match-fixing probe: 'Ah Chong' released on RM50k bail


PUTRAJAYA: Former footballer Khairul Anuar Baharum, who was detained by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to assist in a probe into Premier League match-fixing allegations, was released on bail today.

The 43-year-old was ordered released on a RM50,000 bail and three sureties by magistrate Nik Isfahanie Tasnim Wan Ab. Rahman.

Clad in a white T-shirt and jeans, Khairul Anuar, known as Ah Chong, arrived at the Putrajaya Magistrate's Court at 9.30am.

He was represented by his lawyer, Ridha Abdah Subri.

On April 15, the magistrate’s court granted a seven-day remand order for the ex-footballer to facilitate investigation into Premier League match-fixing involving three Malaysian Indian Sports Council-Malaysian Indian Football Association (MISC-MIFA) players.

He was arrested after he presented himself to the MACC on April 14.

Khairul played for the Selangor and Negri Sembilan football teams.

On April 6, MACC arrested three MISC-MIFA players, including an import player, for allegedly taking bribes from a bookie, and a scrap metal shop worker believed to be a bookie, for offering cash to MISC-MIFA players to fix the matches.