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Singaporean sentenced to 30 months' jail for match-fixing, cheating
SINGAPOREAN Selvarajan s/o Letchuman was on Friday sentenced to 30 months' imprisonment for match-fixing and cheating offences, said a press release issued by the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB).
He had on Sept 15, 2015, pleaded guilty to the following three charges:
i. One count of corruptly offering gratification to Shokri Bin Nor (Shokri), a soccer referee with the Football Association of Malaysia, amounting to RM15,000 (S$5,100), as a reward to fix the outcome of the football match between Lions XII and Sarawak FA; and
ii. Two counts of abetment by conspiracy with Thana Segar S Sinnaiah and Shokri to cheat Singapore Pools.
Said CPIB in its statement: "Singapore adopts a zero tolerance approach towards corruption and other criminal activities, and match-fixing of any form is not condoned in Singapore. CPIB will not hesitate to take action against any party involved in match-fixing related activities."