The Straits Times
Published on Sep 28, 2012

$100,000 bail forfeited in football match-fixing case


A man who stood bail for two Malaysian men in a match-fixing case had the entire bail amount of $100,000 forfeited on Friday.

Mr Sumit Singh, 30, who is self-employed, had bailed out former Malaysian national player Thanasegar S. Sinnaiah, 38, and part-time soccer referee Shokri Nor, 47, when they were charged in May 2012.

Both men have since jumped bail, and warrants of arrest were issued in August when they failed to show up for a pre-trial conference.

Mr Singh, who was not represented, did not give any reasons to the court why the bail sums of $50,000 for each man should not be forfeited.