Singapore under Dutch scrutiny

Singapore under Dutch scrutiny

While Dutch football has not featured in any major match-fixing probes, there is some pressure by Dutch lawmakers to look into "preliminary investigations".

Dutch member of parliament Tjeerd van Dekken was quoted in De Volkskrant's report as saying that the justice department should use the De Volkskrant reports in its investigations and that it is about time that the prosecutor's office goes to Singapore to do some of its own investigations.

Two years ago, Radio Netherlands Worldwide reported Mr van Dekken as saying that there was no evidence of bribery in Dutch football. Nevertheless, circumstantial evidence existed and that should make the Dutch authorities re-look into the matter, he said.

Other members of parliament supported his views.

This article was published on April 10 in The New Paper.

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