MACC looking for ex-player to help in match-fixing probe

Khairul-Anuar-maccKUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Agency (MACC) is looking for a man known as Khairul Anuar Baharum, and nicknamed “Ah Chong”, to facilitate investigations into match-fixing in the Malaysian Premier League.

MACC, in a statement, said “Ah Chong” was wanted to facilitate investigations relating to three players of the Malaysian Indian Sports Council-Malaysia Indian Football Association (MISC-MIFA), who were arrested for allegedly taking bribes recently.

“Khairul, who played for the Selangor and Negeri Sembilan football teams, is asked to come to the MACC headquarters to help complete investigations into the case.

“If he fails to do so, appropriate action will be taken against Khairul in accordance with the provisions of the existing law,” the statement said.

Members of the public with information on Khairul are requested to contact the investigating officer, Supt Mohd Fadzli Alias at lines 03-88867000 or 018-2744533.

On April 6, MACC arrested three MISC-MIFA players, including a foreign player, for allegedly taking bribes from a bookie. Also nabbed was a scrap metal shop worker believed to be the bookie, for offering thousands of ringgit, to the MISC-MIFA players to fix the matches.

All the suspects will be investigated under Section 16(a)(A) of the MACC Act 2009, which carries a fine of five times the amount of the bribery or jail term of 20 years.