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February 16 2015

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, 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.