Interpol to hold conference with Asian Football Confederation and law enforcement groups in Malaysia

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.