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

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WhatsApp messages used as evidence against Zulkiffli Zulfadli and Tan Chun Seang. (photo: Bernama)
WhatsApp messages used as evidence against Zulkiffli Zulfadli and Tan Chun Seang. (photo: Bernama)

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

BWF also published a 65-page report that contained 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”.

“The messages were largely in Malay. After identifying selected messages, the BWF contracted a company to translate those messages from Malay to English for the purposes of the investigation,” said the report.

Please see below for WhatsApp text exchanges between Zulfadli and Tan on numerous occasions between 27 September 2013 and 12 December 2014.

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

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

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

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

ZZ
: I am at my room

TCS
: Come to my room now
: Let’s discuss
: Do you want it?

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

TCS
: 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)

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

ZZ
: Sure, Idiot.

TCS
: I suggest you not to proceed with your arrangement/manipulation

ZZ
: Why though?

TCS
: Just fight the straight sets

ZZ
: Okay Okay

TCS
: 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

ZZ
: Okay Okay

TCS
: 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

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

TCS
: I will check

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

TCS
: Is 15K okay by you?
: Do you want to proceed?

ZZ
: *Yes
: Huh?
: 3 Games??

TCS
: No
: Just lose the game

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

TCS
: Because you didn’t give one set

ZZ
: I see
: Just one choice for me?

TCS
: Yes. Just one

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

TCS
: Of course I won’t

ZZ
: He just gave me 5K

TCS
: “Point” is yet to be opened

ZZ
: Just do the point
: Yes yes I know

TCS
: Later
: I will check for you

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

TCS
: No
: Well, this is the plan

ZZ
: Yes
: Hmm

TCS
: [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

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

TCS
: Just tell him
: Go to hell

ZZ
: 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!

TCS
: No. Don’t worry
: We protect each other’s secret over here

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

TCS
: We will share it between us
: No don’t worry

ZZ
: I will get from both sides then?

TCS
: 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?

ZZ
: 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?

TCS
: 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

ZZ
: What do you mean by that?

TCS
: 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

ZZ
: I see
: Okay okay

TCS
: Just let us know your decision

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

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

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

TCS
: I have to make a repayment if I lose
: So don’t lose

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

TCS
: Of you, man! You have to pay
: I see

ZZ
: Okay okay
: I will keep you updated

TCS
: 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

ZZ
: Alright
: Just 1500?
: Haha
: Give me more
: Haha

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

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

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

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

TCS
: Sure
: Just transferred 2K to you
: What now?

ZZ
: Okay

TCS
: Tell me first
: Now let’s get the job done

ZZ
: I will do 2 sets, must win under 18

TCS
: Well..I have to communicate with the people in Malaysia

ZZ
: Sure sure

TCS
: Did you win?

ZZ
: Yes

TCS
: You won because he didn’t fight
: Right?

ZZ
: I ‘made’ it a win
: Yes yes

TCS : That means he can’t get much from 18 and 18 right?

ZZ : Yes

TCS : If not, what will happen?
: Are you going to do walkover?

ZZ : Yes

TCS : Okay okay
: I am calling the people in Malaysia now

(Conversation #4, Lines 231-264, 5 November 2013)
ZZ : Should we cancel our plan for this game?
: It’s too dangerous
TCS : 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

ZZ : 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?

TCS : You can play 18 and 17
: Are you confident that you can beat him 17 17 and below?

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

TCS : Yes I am

ZZ : Ok then

ZZ : Ok then

TCS: 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

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

TCS : Yes
: So, how now?

ZZ : Proceed
: Proceed

TCS : Just make it 18 and 17

ZZ : Will do

TCS : Okay okay
: Sure will do

ZZ : Yes Yes
: Sure sure

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

ZZ : Okay okay
: Where are you now?

TCS : Just come back
: What’s the matter?

ZZ : Okay okay
: I want to ask you something

TCS : What is it?

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

TCS : Not really
: But better not

ZZ : Why?

TCS : 365
: But you can try SBO

ZZ : Sure. SBO then
: But not 365

TCS : You can do SBO
: 365 is too risky

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

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

TCS : 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

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

TCS : 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

ZZ : Sorry I just woke up
: To win?

TCS : Of course to lose! Haha

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

(transcript source: BWF)

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