The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) have confirmed that five of the 14 Singaporeans arrested in September as part of a swoop on match-fixing syndicates operating here.
Four unnamed individuals, but believed to include Tan Seet Eng, also known as Dan Tan, the shadowy figure behind an alleged global match-fixing syndicate, have been handed Detention Orders while a fifth has been given a Police Supervision Order under Section 30 of the Criminal Law (Temporary Provisions) Act (CLTPA).
Under CLTPA provisions, the Orders will be referred to a Criminal Law Advisory Committee (CLAC), an independent committee made up of former judges and experienced lawyers in the private sector, within 28 days.
The media reply from the MHA also added that five individuals will be made to appear before the CLAC with legal representation if needed for a Hearing.
The CLAC will then submit a written report to the President, Tony Tan Keng Yam, who will then cancel or confrim the Orders based on the advice of the Singapore Cabinet.
Under the CLTPA, offenders may be detained for a year with annual reviews.
Nine others who were arrested in the same operation were earlier released on bail with investigations still ongoing.