08 February 2013 17:30 | By Tan Thiam Peng & Agence France-Presse
Persons of the Week: Match fixers

Police say they need hard evidence to crack down on match-fixing cartels, after coming under pressure to arrest suspected ringleaders of networks which targeted hundreds of football games in Europe and beyond

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Post-Super Bowl, what the Yanks call ‘the greatest sport event in the world’, glory should have stayed in Baltimore; Joe Flacco, Jacoby Jones and John Harbaugh all deserving winners.

Alas, Europol revealed this week they are on to “the biggest investigation ever into suspected match-fixing” and that football’s integrity was at stake.

Cheating in ‘the beautiful game’ is not new, but this round of announcements claimed that, from players to referees and officials, all levels of the sport were involved. UEFA Champions League games and World Cup qualifiers have been implicated, and hitting harder in Singapore was the allegation that the massive criminal network is based here.

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For Singapore this is a dubious world honour.

How come the Singapore Police appear to have been caught with their pants in their mouth?

Right in their backyard !

If this is proven correct the Commissioner of Police and the Minister in charge should resign out of command responsibility. How could they not realise that the world's biggest crooks are in their backyard ? What other such crooks are lurking in Singapore and using Singapore to create chaos around the world?

As a Singaporean I am ashamed to the core.

The Police  have been cracking down on minnows of crime in Singapore and many times end up supporting the guilty at the expense of the innocent on simple one to one cases.

You want proof I can give you proof.   

Disgraceful and shameful. 



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