Transcript Of conversation between Zulfadli Zulkiffli and Tan Chun Seang who were banned for match-fixing


Kuala Lumpur: Badminton World Federation (BWF) on wednesday released its verdict about banning Zulfadli Zulkiffli for 20 years and Tan Chun Seang for 15 years who were involved in match-fixing, it has been reported that BWF’s Hearing Panel had actually already reached the conclusion about those two players on 27 April 2018 itself.

BWF also published a 65-page full report that containing chronological detail of the investigation over the span of last two years after they were informed by a whistleblower in 2016.

The report has shown data extracted from Zulfadli’s mobile telephone and created a translated transcript into four separate documents which labelled “Conversation #1”, “Conversation #2”, “Conversation #3”, and “Conversation #4”.

Below is the conversation they had:

London Grand Prix Gold, 1-6 October 2013 (“London GP”)
(Conversation #1, Lines 5-8, 3 October 2013)

Tan Chun Seang: Come to my room now
: I have something to discuss
:About “balls”
: About profits hehe

(Conversation #1, Lines 14-26, 3 October 2013)

Tan Chun Seang: Wei, do you want to fight the games?
: We’ve decided
: They are just waiting for you

Zulfadli Zulkiffli : I am at my room

Tan Chun Seang: Come to my room now
: Let’s discuss
: Do you want it?

Zulfadli Zulkiffli: Haven’t took my shower yet
: Hold on
: Washing my face

Tan Chun Seang: Hurry!
: Because they want to arrange
: But don’t tell anyone

Dutch Grand Prix, 8-13 October 2013 (“Dutch GP”)(Conversation #2, Lines 3-19, 9 October 2013)

Tan Chun Seang: Oi, you don’t have the “odd” actually
: You just fight the match, okay?

Zulfadli Zulkiffli: Sure, Idiot.

Tan Chun Seang: I suggest you not to proceed with your arrangement/manipulation

Zulfadli Zulkiffli: Why though?

Tan Chun Seang: Just fight the straight sets

Zulfadli Zulkiffli: Okay Okay

Tan Chun Seang: Mate [there is/there will be] an “opening” for the qualifying game. Just wait okay? (sent 5 hours after the previous message)
:The main draw is yet to be opened

Zulfadli Zulkiffli: Okay Okay

Tan Chun Seang: Fadli, just go and fight first okay?
: There is no odd for the first round
: Just wait for the second round
: I will contact you if there is further update

Zulfadli Zulkiffli: Alright
: Thanks, mate
: Mate, [withheld] just sent me a message via WeChat
: [He/She] said an odd has been opened

Tan Chun Seang
: I will check

(Conversation #4, Lines 1 – 46, 5 November 2013)

Tan Chun Seang
: Is 15K okay by you?
: Do you want to proceed?

Zulfadli Zulkiffli
: *Yes
: Huh?
: 3 Games??

Tan Chun Seang
: No
: Just lose the game

Zulfadli Zulkiffli
: If I were to lose, I don’t want to do it
: Haha

Tan Chun Seang
: Because you didn’t give one set

Zulfadli Zulkiffli
: I see
: Just one choice for me?

Tan Chun Seang
: Yes. Just one

Zulfadli Zulkiffli
: [withheld] was looking for me. He asked me to do “points”
: But don’t tell him that okay

Tan Chun Seang
: Of course I won’t

Zulfadli Zulkiffli
: He just gave me 5K

Tan Chun Seang
: “Point” is yet to be opened

Zulfadli Zulkiffli
: Just do the point
: Yes yes I know

Tan Chun Seang
: Later
: I will check for you

Zulfadli Zulkiffli
: He has already made the 3K payment. He sponsored me to Korea
: [withheld]
: To do with him, right?
: Sigh

Tan Chun Seang
: No
: Well, this is the plan

Zulfadli Zulkiffli
: Yes
: Hmm

Tan Chun Seang
: [withheld] said [he/she] doesn’t want to do it
: Obviously he has been pressured to do it
: Do you know why I don’t want to do it with him?
: He sucks!
: He still owes me 10K
: It was been a while now
: But don’t tell him that okay

Zulfadli Zulkiffli
: He didn’t force or pressure really.. But since he sponsors, of course he wants something…right?
: That’s what I mean
: Ohhh

Tan Chun Seang
: Just tell him
: Go to hell

Zulfadli Zulkiffli
: But now … If I refuse to do with him, he will do it with you and he will tell everyone about this and I’m dead!
: I will be suspended! My career will be over!

Tan Chun Seang
: No. Don’t worry
: We protect each other’s secret over here

(Conversation #4, Lines 60-119, 5 November 2013)

Tan Chun Seang
: We will share it between us
: No don’t worry

Zulfadli Zulkiffli
: I will get from both sides then?

Tan Chun Seang
: He won’t find out about it
: When we push from our side, we won’t make it too obvious
: Because we don’t want to interrupt
: The odd
: You could probably earn an extra 1500 from our side
: Do you want it?

Zulfadli Zulkiffli
: Ohhh
: Are you sure that he won’t find out?
: I don’t want to get into trouble
: Is it true that I will just get 5K if I do “points” and there is no coverage?

Tan Chun Seang
: I have no clue really
: Probably
: There is no live coverage now
: If you do it here, we will offer you the same
: But it is safer because you can get your money back

Zulfadli Zulkiffli
: What do you mean by that?

Tan Chun Seang
: We guarantee that you will get your money back
: [withheld] might take some time to pay you
: But of course he can give you 5K
: Because it is just a small amount

Zulfadli Zulkiffli
: I see
: Okay okay

Tan Chun Seang
: Just let us know your decision

Zulfadli Zulkiffli
: But if I suddenly do ‘points’, do I have to lose?

Tan Chun Seang
: If you want to lose, let us know now
: You can get 15K

Zulfadli Zulkiffli
: Or less than the points that he asked? I will lose right!
: I don’t want to lose

Tan Chun Seang
: I have to make a repayment if I lose
: So don’t lose

Zulfadli Zulkiffli
: Who has to make the repayment?
: Haha
: So, if I was about to lose, I have to give walkover, right?
: I mean to retire?

Tan Chun Seang
: Of you, man! You have to pay
: I see

Zulfadli Zulkiffli
: Okay okay
: I will keep you updated

Tan Chun Seang
: Okay okay
: No worries
: Just tell me what do you want to do
: Then on my side, I will give you an extra sum of 1500 okay?
: We will push a little only
: We won’t disturb him
: So just don’t worry about it

Zulfadli Zulkiffli
: Alright
: Just 1500?
: Haha
: Give me more
: Haha

Tan Chun Seang
: Because we just push a little only
: We do not dare to do much because we don’t want [withheld] to find out

Zulfadli Zulkiffli
: At least give me 2K
: Haha
: I will keep you updated

Tan Chun Seang
: Okay okay
: No problem
(Conversation #4, Lines 186-209, 5 November 2013)

Zulfadli Zulkiffli
: Hmm, just give me 2K to me okay?
: Hehe

Tan Chun Seang
: Sure
: Just transferred 2K to you
: What now?

Zulfadli Zulkiffli
: Okay

Tan Chun Seang
: Tell me first
: Now let’s get the job done

Zulfadli Zulkiffli
: I will do 2 sets, must win under 18

Tan Chun Seang
: Well..I have to communicate with the people in Malaysia

Zulfadli Zulkiffli
: Sure sure

Tan Chun Seang
: Did you win?

Zulfadli Zulkiffli
: Yes

Tan Chun Seang
: You won because he didn’t fight
: Right?

Zulfadli Zulkiffli
: I ‘made’ it a win
: Yes yes

Tan Chun Seang : That means he can’t get much from 18 and 18 right?

Zulfadli Zulkiffli : Yes

Tan Chun Seang : If not, what will happen?
: Are you going to do walkover?

Zulfadli Zulkiffli: Yes

Tan Chun Seang : Okay okay
: I am calling the people in Malaysia now

(Conversation #4, Lines 231-264, 5 November 2013)
Zulfadli Zulkiffli : Should we cancel our plan for this game?
: It’s too dangerous
Tan Chun Seang : Up to you man
: I agree. It’s too dangerous
: Just tell him that you are scared to do “give points”
: Too close
: Idiot
: He is a stupid idiot
: Knn

Zulfadli Zulkiffli : So now it’s 21-17, 21-17 and below right?
: Don’t you think it’s risky?
: Down one point
: Do you think it’s okay? Risky?

Tan Chun Seang : You can play 18 and 17
: Are you confident that you can beat him 17 17 and below?

Zulfadli Zulkiffli : I don’t know this player
: So it’s quite hard to tell
: Are you confident or not?

Tan Chun Seang : Yes I am

Zulfadli Zulkiffli: Ok then

Zulfadli Zulkiffli : Ok then

Tan Chun Seang: Just whack him hard in the first set, and if he can’t fight back in the second set, things will be good for us

Zulfadli Zulkiffli : Can I win around 21-18, 21-17?
: Sure, if that’s the case

Tan Chun Seang: Yes
: So, how now?

Zulfadli Zulkiffli: Proceed
: Proceed

Tan Chun Seang : Just make it 18 and 17

Zulfadli Zulkiffli : Will do

TCS : Okay okay
: Sure will do

Zulfadli Zulkiffli: Yes Yes
: Sure sure

Macau Grand Prix Gold, 25-30 November 2014 (“Macau GP”)(Conversation #4,Lines 539-556, 27 November 2014)
Tan Chun Seang : I will lose and bring back 20K

Zulfadli Zulkiffli : Okay okay
: Where are you now?

Tan Chun Seang : Just come back
: What’s the matter?

Zulfadli Zulkiffli : Okay okay
: I want to ask you something

Tan Chun Seang: What is it?

Zulfadli Zulkiffli : Is it risky if I want to do “balls” now?

Tan Chun Seang: Not really
: But better not

Zulfadli Zulkiffli : Why?

Tan Chun Seang: 365
: But you can try SBO

Zulfadli Zulkiffli : Sure. SBO then
: But not 365

Tan Chun Seang : You can do SBO
: 365 is too risky

(Conversation #4, Lines 569-589, 27 November 2014)
Tan Chun Seang : Do you want to lose
: or win

Zulfadli Zulkiffli : Yes I think I want to lose
: I am not feeling well
: I can’t play well yesterday in fact

Tan Chun Seang : I have 30K off with me here
: How much can I push? Any opinion?
: Do you want?
: Because I have another 2 partners
: In their account
: I know have few accounts. I will just place it. You guys can log in and check
: Then we will share between us
: Are you guys in?
: It’s up to you
: I can’t cheat you guys
: Because you guys can log into this account and find out yourself
: Where are you guys?
: Now

Zulfadli Zulkiffli : But I am a little nervous now
: I read some news about BWF yesterday

Tan Chun Seang : Don’t worry. Just “press” live

K & D Graphics & Yonex Grand Prix (USA), 8-13 December 2014 (“K&D GP)(Conversation #4,Lines 686-693, 11 December 2014)
TCS : Is you brother doing this?
: Can give 8000

Zulfadli Zulkiffli : Sorry I just woke up
: To win?

Tan Chun Seang : Of course to lose! Haha

Zulfadli Zulkiffli : Win or lose?
: Please be serious
: My brother’s opponent is the favourite

(transcript source: BWF)

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