The Straits Times
Published on Nov 15, 2012

Two companies charged with defaulting on payment to workers


Techcom Construction & Trading and its main contractor Sunway Concrete Products have been charged in the Subordinate Courts with defaulting on salary payments to workers.

Techcom faces a total of 59 charges under the Employment Act for failing to pay its workers salaries on time. The company and its director, Lim Siew Hiong, also face another 37 charges relating to the collection of 'kickbacks'.

The Ministry of Manpower initiated investigations following claims in February by a large number of foreign workers from Techcom and Sunway, that they had not been paid their salaries since last November.

The investigations revealed that the salaries of these foreign workers between September 2011 and December 2011 had not been paid.