Player in match-fixing probe not under BAM, says MACC

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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has clarified that the professional badminton player who has been suspended by the sport’s governing body over alleged match-fixing is not a member of the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM).

According to MACC deputy chief commissioner (operations) Azam Baki, any investigation by the anti-graft agency into the allegation will only be carried out after the Badminnton World Federation (BWF) completes its own probe.

“We have received initial information on the ongoing BWF investigation, and from what little is known, the individual is an independent player and not a national player with BAM,” Azam was quoted as saying by The Star.

Earlier today, it was reported that the BWF was investigating the international player who had represented Malaysia at the World Championships and the All-England badminton tournaments last year.

The player, who was said to have been monitored by the BWF since February last year, is expected to be brought to face the BWF at its headquarters in Singapore to answer the allegations.

In the meantime, BWF provisionally suspended the player from all competitions.