Alleged match-fixing mastermind freed after court rules against continued detention

Dan Tan Seet Eng, once labelled by Interpol as the leader of the world's most notorious match- fixing syndicate, walking out a free man yesterday after the Court of Appeal ruled that it was unlawful to keep him detained without trial as he did not po
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Dan Tan Seet Eng, once labelled by Interpol as the leader of the world's most notorious match- fixing syndicate, walking out a free man yesterday after the Court of Appeal ruled that it was unlawful to keep him detained without trial as he did not pose a danger to public safety in Singapore. The 51-year-old, who was arrested in September 2013 but never tried, refused to speak to the media. But his lawyer Hamidul Haq said that his client was "relieved and grateful to the court for having come to this fair conclusion".

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 26, 2015, with the headline 'Alleged match-fixing mastermind freed after court rules against continued detention'. Print Edition | Subscribe