Singapore: Former Malaysian international footballer of Indian-origin was produced in a court on a 2012 match fixing case and for having absconded despite authorities impounding his passport.

40-year-old Thanasegar S Sinaiah was re-arrested and brought to special sitting Criminal Mentions at the State courts for having jumped bail of SGD50,000 and leaving Singapore without his passport which was impounded after he was charged for attempted match fixing and bribing a referee in May 2012.

Thanasegar was previously charged with intentionally helping to arrange a meeting with a local referee, Shokri Nor, for fixing the match between Singapore and Malaysia’s Sarawak state football teams. Shokri received a bribe of RM500 (SGD200) with another offer of RM15,000 (SGD5,865) for fixing the match he was to officiate. Both Thanasegar and Shokri had jumped bail, and their bail amount of SGD100,000 was then forfeited.

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