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On 10 March 2020, the Minister of Manpower put out a press release stating that a company has been convicted of falsely declaring in its Employment Pass (EP) application that it had considered local candidates fairly, in order to hire a foreigner it had pre-selected for a job position.

The sole director of Ti2 Logistics Pte Ltd (Ti2 Logistics) pleaded guilty to one charge under the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act (Cap. 91A) of making false declaration on fair consideration in an EP application. As a result, Ti2 Logistics was barred from hiring foreign employees for 24 months, the EP of the foreign employee (who was hired for the position) was revoked with immediate effect, and Ti2 Logistics was fined SGD 18,000 as a result of the offence.



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