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13th September 2015
A former match-fixer is reportedly working with the Indonesian football association (PSSI) to identify fixed football matches, and the betting syndicates behind them. “He has revealed that 18 football matches involving Indonesian teams were fixed”, a lawyer for Bambang Suryo – also known as Botak or BS, told Singapore’s The New Paper. “He also named investors from Singapore, Malaysia and China as being behind fixed matches since 2010”.
It is understood that Bambang has surrendered four overseas telephone numbers used by match-fixers to the PSSI. He has allegedly identified five match-fixers from Singapore and four from Malaysia. Bambang said that he had fixed 20 matches for Singapore syndicates. “The money is hand-delivered to me in Jakarta by a Singaporean who works for a prominent Singaporean in the sports scene”, Bambang told The New Paper. “It can cost as much as 600 million rupiah (€36,600) for a fix”.
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