They should have known better…
Timor Leste football players were quick to savour Singapore’s squeaky clean environment; corruption wise that is. A few of the players are now assisting the Corrupt Practices Investigations Bureau (CPIB) after a match-fixer and several “co-conspirators” of different nationalities were arrested in a match-fixing operation.
Investigations are still ongoing against those arrested, for offences under the Prevention of Corruption Act and of the suspects will be charged in court on Saturday.
In a statement, the South East Asian Games Federation (SEAGF) and the Singapore Southeast Asian Games Organising Committee (SINGSOC) confirmed that the SEA Games football matches will continue as planned and Timor Leste will play against Malaysia in their opening group match on Saturday.