Match Fixing: MACC Probe Professional Shuttler
The Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) is investigating a professional badminton player for alleged match fixing.
Its deputy commissioner Datuk Seri Azam Baki said the shuttler is an independent player and is not part of the Badminton Association of Malaysia BAM’s stable of players, it was reported that the Badminton World Federation had suspended the player, in his 20s, from competing due to the ongoing investigation.
The player, who has represented the country in various major tournaments, including the World Championship and All England, has been under BWF watch since February last year, but action was taken only last month.
The world governing body is expected to hold later this month in Singapore a hearing for the player, whose lavish lifestyle first triggered BWF’s suspicion.
(Soundbite of Datuk Seri Azam Baki / Macc Deputy Chief Commissioner
We understand that the World Badminton Federation’s is investigation this one player. However, from what we have known so far, he is not one of BAM (Badminton Association of Malaysia) Players. For now, he is an independent player.)