KUCHING – Two Sarawak football players and a man suspected to be a ‘bookie’, who were in remand to facilitate investigations into match-fixing, have been ordered released by the Magistrate’s Court here today.
Magistrate Sandy Yvette Freddy ordered their release on bail by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).
The three men were detained by MACC last Feb 14 and were ordered to be in remand for six days , which expired today.
In a statement last week, the Sarawak Football Association said it was conducting an internal investigation after receiving reports on players involved in match-fixing activities.
Investigations were underway following Sarawak’s 2-3 defeat to Felcra FC in the Premier League match last Saturday, although the Sarawak team was heading 2-0 in the first-half. – BERNAMA