Former national footballer surrenders to MACC


PUTRAJAYA: Former national footballer Khairul Anuar Baharum today surrendered himself to anti-graft authorities for investigation into allegations of match-fixing in the Premier League involving the Malaysian Indian Sports Council and Malaysian Indian Football Association (MISC-Mifa).

Khairul Anuar, 43, also known as “Ah Chong”, arrived at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters here at about 10.45am, accompanied by a lawyer.

It is learnt that MACC arrested Khairul Anuar at about 12.30pm after recording his statement.

MACC deputy commissioner (operations) Azam Baki confirmed the arrest.

Last Wednesday, three Mifa players were released on MACC bail after being remanded for six days for alleged match-fixing. The remand order for another, said to be the “bookie”, was extended until April 17.

Khairul Anuar, who used to play for Selangor and Negeri Sembilan, is expected to be taken to the Magistrate’s Court here for MACC to obtain a remand order against him.