Vandalism, threats failed to stop him from exposing match-fixing
Published on Jun 17, 2014 8:20 AM
Journalist Zaihan Mohamed Yusof received threatening phone calls and text messages and had his car vandalised several times.
But far from stopping The New Paper senior correspondent from writing about football match-fixing here, the threats motivated him to uncover the illicit activities that have tarnished The Beautiful Game instead.
"The threats showed me that I was on to something big," he said.
The 43-year-old spent more than four years reporting on the topic and his efforts have now culminated in a 152-page book, called Foul! The Inside Story Of Singapore Match Fixers, launched yesterday at the Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) auditorium in Toa Payoh North.
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