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Singapore Sees Increase in Foreign Workers Using False Credentials to Get Work Passes

Singapore Sees Increase in Foreign Workers Using False Credentials to Get Work Passes

Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower (MOM) prosecuted an estimated 150 foreign
workers between 2012 and the first half of this year for providing false credentials,
according to Manpower Minister Tan Chuan-Jin, reports The Straits Times . All were
jailed, had their work passes revoked, and were barred from working in Singapore
in future, Mr Tan advised. He added that his Ministry had tightened requirements
and also supplements its checks with third-party overseas screening agencies
and verifies the authenticity of certificates directly with issuing educational
institutions.

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