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Football: Malaysia fines 17 Kuala Lumpur players for match-fixing

Published on Feb 5, 2014 4:29 PM

KUALA LUMPUR (REUTERS) - Malaysian soccer authorities have found an entire lower league team guilty of match-fixing in the latest scandal to blight the country's corruption-riven competitions.

The Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) on Wednesday confirmed a report in the Star that said 17 players from Kuala Lumpur FA, competing in the country's third-tier FAM league, had been fined 5,000 Malaysian ringgit (S$1,908) for match-fixing.

Another five players and three team officials from Kuala Lumpur were handed life bans and fined in December.

The 17 were given lighter punishment because they had been "victims of circumstance", the Star quoted FAM disciplinary committee chairman Taufek Abdul Razak as saying.

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