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The Ministry of Manpower has charged four foreign nationals with submitting fraudulent academic records in support of work pass applications. Three of the four pleaded guilty and were sentenced to 10 weeks of imprisonment. The charges against the fourth are not yet resolved.
BAL Analysis: The cases highlight how serious the ministry is not just about cracking down on employers who violate immigration laws, but also foreign nationals who abuse the process. According to MOM, 73 foreign nationals have been convicted on immigration-related charges in the last two years and permanently barred from working in Singapore. Employers or employment agencies found to have abetted foreign nationals in providing fraudulent documentation also “will be severely dealt with,” MOM said.
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