An Indonesian national who played an integral role in conspiring to fix a SEA Games football match was sentenced to 30 months in prison on Tuesday (Jul 21).
Nasiruddin was charged for engaging in a conspiracy with two other persons, including a Singapore citizen, to corruptly agree to give S$15,000 to co-conspirator Orlando Marques Henriques Mendes, a technical director of the Timor Leste Football Association, the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) said.
The bribe was a reward to arrange for the Timor Leste football team to lose their match against Malaysia on May 30 – an offence under the Prevention of Corruption Act, said CPIB.
Nasiruddin, who is a registered football referee in Indonesia, was previously hit with a 10-year ban by Indonesian football authorities for accepting bribes from various teams to influence the outcome of their matches.
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