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The conference held by the international law agency is set to address the issue of football match-fixing, which has emerged as a severe problem in South East Asia

Interpol will be holding a conference in Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, on February 20 and 21 to tackle the problem of match-fixing in football.

The conference, 'Match fixing: The Ugly Side of the Beautiful Game,' will be attended by officials representing law enforcement agencies and football organisations from across the globe.

The event is a collaboration between the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), Fifa, and Interpol, as part of the international agency's efforts to educate and initiate preventive measures for match-rigging schemes.

The conference comes after Southeast Asia fell under scrutiny from international law agencies following the discovery of match-fixing operations originating from Singapore.

Singaporean Tan Seet Eng Dan is one of the suspects named and has had a warrant arrest issued by Italian authorities for his alleged involvement in influencing match results.

The Singapore Police Force has since released a statement that it is aiding various international law enforcers in their investigations and will take necessary action once concrete evidence has been discovered.

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