MOM takes collaborative tack with dorm operators, residents

Mr Andrew Seah conducting an inspection at Homestay Lodge dormitory in Kaki Bukit last month.
Mr Andrew Seah conducting an inspection at Homestay Lodge dormitory in Kaki Bukit last month. ST PHOTO: GIN TAY
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SINGAPORE - Inspectors from the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) used to visit the dormitories for foreign workers managed by Mr Eugene Aw only once or twice a year.

Such visits tended to be officious affairs, with MOM inspectors checking if the dorms complied with occupancy limits and had adequate facilities such as the regulated number of urinals and stoves.

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