Football corruption: Suspected bookie not revealing password to his laptop to police

The suspected soccer bookie - who also faces a theft charge for stealing a document - is said to be refusing to disclose the password to his laptop to investigators.

The computer was seized in connection to the three corruption charges faced by Ding Si Yang, 31, for allegedly providing three Lebanese referees with prostitutes to fix a football match.

At the court mention on Friday (apr03), Deputy Public Prosecutor Alan Loh said that Ding insisted he had forgotten the password and that the laptop was faulty.

However, a check by the police forensics branch showed that the laptop appeared fine and was encrypted, meaning it was password-protected.

DPP Loh added that Ding could be charged with obstructing police investigations.

The Singaporean businessman was first charged with three corruption charges for match-fixing on April 6 (13).

While on bail on April 24 (13), he had been asked by Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) officers to open a safe seized from his home.

It was then he stole a receipt from a law firm from the safe by shoving it into his sock.

No plea had been taken for the theft accusation but Ding is claiming trial to the corruption charges.

No trial dates have been set.

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