Two Malaysians, a Singaporean, and MSL referee Shukri Nor - have been taken into custody by the Corrupt Practices Investigations Bureau (CPIB) for their alleged involvement in fixing the Malaysian Super League match between Lions XII and Sarawak at Jalan Besar Stadium (Singapore), which ended 3-0 in favour of Lions XII.
Sarawak coach, Robert Alberts, who was our special guest for this week's podcast recording at Backbeat Studios in Jalan Besar, expressed his disappointment of learning that the match was fixed and that "some of his own players actually played below par" during the game.
"We were surprised that the original referee (Referee Shukri) did not turn up," said Robert Alberts, who during the post-match interview had thought that his team Sarawak "deservedly" lost to the better team that night. But now that referee Shukri, together with former Kedah star player Thanasegar S Sinnaiah, has been officially charged in court, Roberts will be bringing this matter up to the Sarawak FC management, and there will definitely be an investigation.
To listen to more from Robert Alberts on this week's podcast, click here.
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