Kelong cases

Kelong cases

February 2011:

Singapore fugitive Wilson Raj Perumal is arrested in Finland for travelling on a forged passport and bribing footballers in the Finnish league. He is sentenced to two years' jail.

April 2011:

Fifa's then-security head Chris Eaton reveals that Singapore has an "academy of match-fixers". Out of 60 complaints from football associations worldwide, 26 associations say that Singaporeans were suspected of being behind "kelong" attempts in their matches.

December 2011:

Singapore businessman Dan Tan Seet Eng is named in an Italian match-fixing probe for masterminding fixes in 30 matches in Serie A and Serie B.

February 2013:

Europol announces that it has discovered close to 700 matches suspected of being fixed worldwide. It also suspects 300 fixed matches linked to a Singapore kelong cartel.

September 2013:

Dan Tan and 13 others are arrested following a crackdown on international match-fixing activities, allegedly led by Tan.

November 2013:

Singaporean Chann Sankaran is arrested in the UK for trying to fix matches in the Conference League. He is an associate of convicted fixer Wilson Raj.

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

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