Singapore businessman convicted in sex-for-match-fixing case

A Singaporean businessman was found guilty of corruption Tuesday after a judge ruled that he offered three Lebanese referees free services of prostitutes in return for rigging matches.

Nightclub owner Eric Ding Si Yang, 32, could face up to 15 years in prison and a fine of up to S$300,000 (RM772,000) for bribing referee Ali Sabbagh, 35 and assistant referees Ali Eid, 34, and Abdallah Taleb, 38.

Sentencing has been scheduled for July 22.


District Judge Toh Yung Cheong said in a written judgement the prosecution had proven beyond reasonable doubt that Ding offered the Lebanese trio free sexual services to "induce the three of them to agree to getting involved in match-fixing".

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