Football: Malaysia blames match-fixing for woeful performance

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Match-fixing is "shackling" Malaysia's attempts to progress as a footballing nation despite efforts to fight the problem, the country's youth and sports minister told parliament Tuesday.

Khairy Jamaluddin was speaking ahead of a game to be played Tuesday at the Shah Alam Stadium near Kuala Lumpur against the UAE.

"Match-fixing has been shackling national football since several years ago," Khairy was quoted as saying by the official Bernama news agency.

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