Third man charged in MSL scandal

A third man has been charged in court in relation to the match-fixing scandal last week involving the match between LIONSXII and Sarawak FA.

LIONSXII vs Sarawak

By staff

Singaporean Selvarajan Letchuman is accused of bribing referee Shokri Nor twice on the same day (May 19) in a Penang hotel room to fix the MSL match for 15,500 ringgit in total.

Shokri himself was initially penned down to referee the match but was swapped out at the last minute and eventually did not referee the match.

He was charged last week for match-fixing, along with fellow conspirator Thana Segar S Sinnaiah, a former football player turned businessman. Both of them were accused of agreeing a gratificatin of 15,000 ringgit. 

For corruption, the men each face a fine of up to S$100,000 or a maximum jail term of five years, or both.

None of the players or management from both sides are implicated in the scandal.

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