Prison sentences of between four and 12 weeks have been handed down to 25 foreign workers in Singapore for forging academic certificates in order to obtain work passes for Singapore, reports channelnewsasia.com.
The 21 men and four women have all plead guilty to the charges. Most of the workers were from Myanmar (16), seven were from India, and two from the Philippines.Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower (MOM) said the forged academic certificates were submitted to the Controller of Work Passes, which is an offence under the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act.
The accused persons obtained forged academic certificates in their home countries. They used the certificates to apply for work passes between 2 November 2012 and 7 June 2013.
MOM said based on the false information submitted, the accused persons were issued 20 S Passes, for semi-skilled workers, and five Employment Passes, for professionals. Full story