Bigger fish unveiled in Wilson Raj's kelong e-book

Bigger fish unveiled in Wilson Raj's kelong e-book
Wilson Raj revealed for the first time his links to China and a betting house boss named Ah Kang, who had occasionally placed large bets on his behalf.

SINGAPORE - Their names may be "new", but they are certainly not novices in the kelong game.

They are the previously unknown big fish who have been exposed in the pages of Wilson Raj Perumal's e-book, titled Kelong Kings, co-written by two Italian journalists.

In 2011, convicted match fixer Wilson Raj spent a year in a Finland jail for fixing the country's football league.

The 48-year-old was again detained in Finland on April 16.

The names have never been made public in recent match fixing investigations - until now.

Perhaps Wilson Raj wants to make the point that he is not at the centre of the dark world of football match fixing.

And nor are Dan Tan Seet Eng and 1990s kelong king Rajendran "Pal" Kurusamy.

Since the 1990s, scores of runners, bookies, financiers, agents and money mules have allegedly worked with Singapore match fixers to manipulate football globally. But just who are they?

AH KANG

Wilson Raj revealed for the first time his links to China and a betting house boss named Ah Kang, who had occasionally placed large bets on his behalf.

Ah Kang was able to provide "millions in credit" to match fixers, especially if he knew a football match had been fixed.

The moneyman was so impressed with Wilson Raj's handiwork that he had invited him to China to see his operations in Xiamen in South-east China.

Wilson Raj sent a representative instead.

From his betting house in an industrial part of Xiamen, Ah Kang had 10 men, each sitting in front of a computer, waiting for Ah Kang's betting instructions.

The mainland Chinese had once told a Singaporean match fixer: "How much credit do you need?

"There is no senior master agent involved, just my betting house that can place your wagers on credit in one shot.

"You want to play Roma vs Napoli? Pick up the telephone, tell me how much your order is and I will do the job for you."

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