Global Hub For Football Match Fixing

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Jialat man. Our legit brands (apart from SIA) still struggle to make a dent internationally, and this fella stamps his authority globally simply by buying greedy football players and referees! Our Ya Kun Kayas and Crystal Jades mais well give up.

The magnitude of the unfolding match-fixing scandal is mind boggling. English football matches and World Cup qualifiers are being manipulated by a Singaporean fixer, and in such an unthinkably brazen way. The players and referees who are being controlled actually give signals like taking a yellow card at the beginning of a game to show that the match is about to be manipulated.

Neil Humphreys, the author of ‘Match Fixer‘, and who is now surely Singapore’s best selling author ever, alerted me to a Telegraph report that contained transcripts of the conversations between undercover investigators and the Singapore fixer.

 

“So I talk to them. Double confirm. I also tell them, I tell … this [is] what I want … Because simple, I commit myself and they commit. So you tell me how many goals … Give me at least five … either 3-2, 4-0 or zero, … for me four is enough.”

DOUBLE CONFIRM leh! As Neil put it, he might as well be waving his Singapore passport.

How To Burn Krisflyer Miles

I got a little excited this morning when SQ sent an email saying I could now pay for fares by Krisflyer Miles in combination with credit card or paypal payment.

It is very different from redeeming award flights because for 30,000 miles or so you can fly free to say Taipei or Shanghai on an award ticket (but you have to wait till you amass 30K points). But buying a ticket with KF miles gets you this:

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So say you’re short of $50 on your credit card to pay for your air ticket – you can use 4,900 KF points to top it up, meaning one KF mile is worth a whopping ONE CENT.

Regarding race, language and religion

I was so angry a couple of nights ago when I saw a tweet that read, “on the bus home filled with pinoys, argh!” So I asked what it was about pinoys that offended the twit(terer) and he said “they are loud and rude”. At no point did he even consider the fact that what he had written might have been racist and offensive.

A couple of hours later, I read another person’s tweet lamenting that as an ethnic Indian, the rental market in Singapore looks like this: “”sorry, no Indians”, “Non-Indians only”, “Indians not allowed by owner/landlord”.”

This led to a couple of heated discussions at work and home about it, and while many of us agree (and forgive the fact) that many in our parents’ generation are still unapologetically racist, it is really disturbing to note that there are many of our generation and younger who think it is perfectly alright to discriminate based on the color of one’s skin or country of birth/origin.

So please, stop and think, especially if you’re Singaporean.

Weekly Tweets

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  • What's good for late lunch at bukit timah plaza? Nonya deli closed, and no going for taiwanese delicacies. #
  • Thanks for all suggestions. Too hungry and baby I tow. Settling for Pizza Hut. #
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  • No more shots for Kai for another 6 months! But he may be allergic to dairy products. #
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  • RT @AdrC82: My sympathies go out to the English teacher of Ris Low back in her school days once the media manages to track him/her down… #
  • …"tea, coffee, whole nuts, raw egg and raw shellfish should not be added in the weaning diet." – Nestle nutrition card. #
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  • something must've happened to the staff at The Handburger. Not one has smiled yet. Ok one has smiled to himself, so that's counted. #
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  • To Stereolounge for cast party #hossanleongshow #

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