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11 work pass holders in ICT industry submitted false qualifications in last 3 years: MOM

11 work pass holders in ICT industry submitted false qualifications in last 3 years: MOM

2/8/2021 11:23:00 AM

11 work pass holders in ICT industry submitted false qualifications in last 3 years: MOM

SINGAPORE: From 2018 to 2020, 11 Employment Pass and S Pass holders working in the Infocomm Technology (ICT) industry were found to have submitted ...

BookmarkSINGAPORE: From 2018 to 2020, 11 Employment Pass and S Pass holders working in the Infocomm Technology (ICT) industry were found to have submitted false qualifications to the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), said Manpower Minister Tan See Leng on Monday (Aug 2).

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Their work passes were revoked and they were permanently barred from working in Singapore.AdvertisementAdvertisementDr Tan was replying to parliamentary questions from MP Gan Thiam Poh (PAP-Ang Mo Kio) who asked how many Employment Pass and S Pass holders in the ICT industry have submitted fabricated or forged education qualification certifications in the past three years.

He also asked if MOM reviews and works with only reputable overseas educational institutions with a proven track record for approval of work pass applications.Dr Tan said all employers have the primary responsibility to ensure the authenticity and quality of their candidates’ qualifications when submitting work pass applications. headtopics.com

AdvertisementAdvertisementMOM also conducts additional checks by screening the qualifications submitted through its database of institutions and it will reject applications with fake or unaccredited qualifications."This database is regularly reviewed through our scan of open source reports and research from third-party screening organisations," said Dr Tan.

"For applications containing qualifications from institutions not in our database, we require employers to submit verification proof from third-party screening organisations to ensure the qualifications submitted are accredited."He added that MOM takes a"firm stance" against foreigners who submit false qualifications to fraudulently obtain work passes.

AdvertisementMOM may also prosecute offenders for false declaration under the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act, which carries a fine of up to S$20,000, up to two years’ jail, or both.Last month,two work pass holders were jailedfor submitting false qualifications from Manav Bharti University. One more person has been charged while 19 others holding degrees from the university have been permanently barred from working in Singapore.

MOM had previously said that over the last five years, an average of 660 foreigners per year have been banned from working in Singapore for submitting fake education qualifications in their work pass applications.MOONLIGHTING WORK PASS HOLDERSThe ministry also responded to a question by MP Louis Chua (WP-Sengkang) on how it enforces the restrictions on work pass holders who work part-time other than for their designated employer. headtopics.com

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Mr Chua asked for the annual number of cases of work pass holders found to be working for more than one employer at the same time over the last five years and the penalties for the employers and employees. Read more: CNA »

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Need to review for at least past 10 years 🤣 Haha from delta ? Got say from which country ? LOL ...... These are the people with false MBU certificates? 那是審批的時候有漏洞,需要改進一下審批程序。 假學歷都能來新加坡打工? I suppose those besotted with just 11 cases in three years, have curriculum vitae with zero exaggeration of skills and experience - unlike the rest of us 🙄

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