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Football, The Beautiful Game? Think again; new book offers insight into match-fixing

Published on Jun 12, 2014 6:47 PM
 
A 152-page book called Foul! The inside story of Singapore match fixers will reveal the untold story of prominent Singaporean match fixers who have taken their criminal activities to the international scene. -- PHOTO: STRAITS TIMES PRESS

Match-fixing, kelong kings and the dirty business behind the beautiful game.

A 152-page book called Foul! The inside story of Singapore match fixers will reveal the untold story of prominent Singaporean match fixers who have taken their criminal activities to the international scene. Written by The New Paper's Senior Correspondent Zaihan Mohamed Yusof, it will look at the inner mechanisms of match-fixing syndicates and their trade secrets. In many cases, match-fixing has deadly repercussions such as assault, murder and suicide.

The book also offers first-hand interviews with Singapore match fixers such as Wilson Raj Perumal and shows action taken by both local and international authorities to curb the rampant crime.

Foul! started with Mr Zaihan's award-winning report New Paper report, Global Kelong Kings: Singapore has 'academy of match fixers', says Fifa. The report, published in 2011, won Story of the Year in the Singapore Press Holdings' 2012 English and Malay Newspaper Division awards.

 
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