Posts Tagged Southeast Asia

Image of Asia: A confetti shower greets Pacquiao

Filipino boxing hero Manny Pacquiao waves as confetti falls during a heroes welcome at the financial district of Makati, south of Manila, Philippines on Thursday Nov. 27, 2014. Pacquiao recently defeated Chris Algieri of the United States to win the WBO world welterweight title. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

In this photo by Aaron Favila, Manny Pacquiao waves at thousands of fans amid a shower of confetti during a hero’s welcome at the financial district of Makati, south of Manila, Philippines, where he was accompanied by his political allies in a motorcade. The Filipino boxer on Sunday defeated Chris Algieri of the United States to retain his WBO world welterweight crown. Aside from boxing, the hugely popular Pacquiao has entered politics and ventured into professional basketball, business, the movies, singing and product endorsements. He is a member of the powerful House of Representatives and some of his supporters are clamoring for him to seek a higher office.

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Former match-fixer advises limiting online bets

Wilson Raj Perumal, match-fixer of Singapore and now living in Hungary presents the local edition of his book "Kelong Kings" which details his exploits and shows "to what extent football and football betting are corrupt", in Budapest, Hungary, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. Perumal says limiting online betting only to matches in the world's top leagues would help cut down on fixing because those games are not as easy to manipulate. (AP Photo/MTI,Tamas Kovacs)

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Limiting online betting to matches in the world’s top leagues would help cut down on fixing because those games are not as easy to manipulate, according to convicted match-fixer Wilson Raj Perumal.

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Israelis said to search Palestinian soccer group

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — An alleged search of the Palestinian Football Association headquarters in the West Bank by the Israeli military was denounced Tuesday by the head of Asia’s soccer federation.

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Israeli search of Palestinian footy HQ condemned

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — An alleged search of the Palestinian Football Association headquarters in the West Bank by the Israeli military was denounced by Asian Football Confederation president Sheik Salman Bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa on Tuesday.

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Indonesia bans 12 players and officials for life

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian soccer authorities have banned 12 players and officials for life over an own-goal fiasco in a playoff match.

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