CCID ordered to eradicate match fixing in Malaysian League: Zahid

27 Jan 2018 / 10:37 H.

PUTRAJAYA: The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) Commercial Crime Investigation Department (CCID) has been directed to flush out match fixing among players, coaches and management of Malaysia League teams.
Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the social ill which could kill the number one sport of the country should be stopped immediately with offenders brought to court.
"As Home Minister, I am heeding the call of the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) president Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim that PDRM are not merely a football team but also take firm actions to stem the greed of match fixing culprits in the country's football arena.
"They seemed not satisfied with the salary, allowance and incentive provided by the team, but under the new Inspector-General of Police, activities such as throwing matches will be completely eradicated," he said here today.
He was speaking at the launch of PDRM FA squad and new jersey in the Premier League this season.
Ahmad Zahid said apart from the three aspects, PDRM would also "sniff" out referees working in cahoot with bookies in their despicable deals.
For that, errant referees would not escape action if investigations found they were involved, he warned. — Bernama

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