S'PORE GANG 'RIGGED 100 FOOTBALL MATCHES'
A NOTORIOUS Singaporean match-fixing gang rigged more than 100 football games worldwide in a scam worth millions of dollars, before it was busted last month, a source said yesterday.
The source, who has direct knowledge of the case, added there were signs that the syndicate, allegedly led by Singaporean businessman Dan Tan, was involved in violent activities.
NO PLANS TO CUT U.S. FORCE IN S. KOREA
UNITED States Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel toured the Korean demilitarised zone yesterday, at times under the watchful eye of North Korean soldiers, and said that the Pentagon had no plans to reduce its 28,500-member force in the South despite budget constraints.
"This is probably the only place in the world where we always have a risk of confrontation," he said after touring the truce village of Panmunjom.
JAPANESE JOGGERS WARNED: BE POLITE
JAPANESE joggers are being warned to mind their manners when they run around the Imperial Palace in central Tokyo, after a spate of rudeness.
Officials said that tourists and older visitors to the grounds have complained of runners crashing into them from behind and then trotting off without saying sorry.