'Kelong king' held in Hungary over human trafficking probe

Wilson Raj, fugitive and convicted match-fixer, tells sister in letter he fears being deported to Singapore

Singaporean fugitive and convicted match-fixer Wilson Raj Perumal, seen here with his two children in an old photograph taken in Hungary. He was arrested in July last year in Debrecen, Hungary's second-largest city.
Singaporean fugitive and convicted match-fixer Wilson Raj Perumal, seen here with his two children in an old photograph taken in Hungary. He was arrested in July last year in Debrecen, Hungary's second-largest city.PHOTO: ST READER

Convicted match-fixer Wilson Raj Perumal has been fighting human trafficking allegations in Hungary for almost a year, fearing he will be deported to Singapore, where is wanted for skipping bail.

In a letter in March to his sister Malar, which The Sunday Times saw, he said the "noose is so tight around my neck".

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on June 06, 2021, with the headline ''Kelong king' held in Hungary over human trafficking probe'. Subscribe