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Man charged with providing false address to get daughter into primary school

Published on May 27, 2014 12:04 PM
 
A man was charged in court on Tuesday with providing false information to a school principal, so as to secure a place for his daughter in a primary school in District 10. -- ST GRAPHIC

SINGAPORE - A man was charged in court on Tuesday with providing false information to a school principal, so as to secure a place for his daughter in a primary school in the central area.

Henry Wong Yi Hao, 35, who is self-employed, also faces a second charge of giving false information to a police officer at Kampong Java Neighbourhood Police Centre, saying that he lived at a residential address which he knew to be false, causing the cop to change his address on his identity card on July 20 last year.

He is accused of giving false information to the school principal about him living at that address, knowing that it would cause the public servant to enrol his daughter into Phase 2C of the Primary 1 registration exercise.

Wong, who is not represented, indicated he would plead guilty and accept the prosecution's offer to proceed on the first charge, and the second charge to be taken into consideration. Deputy Public Prosecutor Lin Yinbing requested a three-week adjournment to prepare the papers. Wong will be back in court on June 18.

 
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