Alleged match fixer to give defence, trial resumes Mar 24

Alleged match-fixer Eric Ding Si Yang (pictured) has to give his defence in court, after a district court found on Thursday, March 6, 2014, that prosecutors had made out a prima facie case against him for corruption. -- ST PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW
Alleged match-fixer Eric Ding Si Yang (pictured) has to give his defence in court, after a district court found on Thursday, March 6, 2014, that prosecutors had made out a prima facie case against him for corruption. -- ST PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW

Alleged match-fixer Eric Ding Si Yang has to give his defence in court, after a district court found on Thursday that prosecutors had made out a prima facie case against him for corruption.

This means the court found that there is enough evidence to continue with the case against him.

The 31-year-old had allegedly bribed three Lebanese match officials using sex with prostitutes when they were here to officiate an Asian Football Confederation match on April 3 last year.

His trial, which has already stretched to 22 days since it began last July, will continue on the week of March 24.

Ding has not made a decision on whether to take the stand personally, which will affect arrangements for the remainder of the trial.

His lawyers, Mr Hamidul Haq and Mr Thong Chee Kun, said they would update the court on the matter on March 19.

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