33 foreigners caught trying to get work pass with forged certs

Submitting forged academic certificates breaches the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act, and anyone found guilty can be fined up to $20,000 and jailed for up to two years.
Submitting forged academic certificates breaches the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act, and anyone found guilty can be fined up to $20,000 and jailed for up to two years.PHOTO: ST FILE

A total of 33 foreigners were caught for submitting forged certificates in connection with work pass applications between 2016 and last year, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) said yesterday.

They were either prosecuted or given stern warnings, added MOM, without giving a breakdown.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 02, 2019, with the headline '33 foreigners caught trying to get work pass with forged certs'. Print Edition | Subscribe