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$100,000 bail forfeited in football match-fixing case

Published on Sep 28, 2012 12:56 PM
Shokri Nor (left) and Thanasegar S. Sinnaiah were accused of trying to get bribes to fix the result of a match between Singapore’s LionsXII and Sarawak FA. A man who offered bail for them had the entire bail amount of $100,000 forfeited on Friday. -- ST PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW

A man who stood bail for two Malaysian men in a match-fixing case had the entire bail amount of $100,000 forfeited on Friday.

Mr Sumit Singh, 30, who is self-employed, had bailed out former Malaysian national player Thanasegar S. Sinnaiah, 38, and part-time soccer referee Shokri Nor, 47, when they were charged in May 2012.

Both men have since jumped bail, and warrants of arrest were issued in August when they failed to show up for a pre-trial conference.

Mr Singh, who was not represented, did not give any reasons to the court why the bail sums of $50,000 for each man should not be forfeited.

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