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MAN FALSELY DECLARED TO MOM IN WORK PERMIT OF MAID, JAILED

34 year old Hafizuddin Jaafar was sentenced to six weeks of imprisonment today (11 Feb) for falsely declaring to the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) in the application for a work permit of a foreign domestic worker.

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He had stated in the application of his intention to hire the 36 year old foreign domestic worker, a Filipino to be employed at his home.

However, this was not to be the case as none of them had the intention to stick to this arrangement and they had planned for the domestic worker to find other forms of employment in Singapore.

Application made on Jan 2018

MOM said that the initial application made by Hafizuddin was on January 2018 and he later applied to renew the permit again in Jan 2019.

The domestic worker also paid Hafizuddin $9,380 during the period between January 2018 and February 2020 for the successful application and renewal of her work permit.

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She did not live with him or work for him during the same period of time.

She has since been sent back to her country and barred from working in Singapore permanently after being given a stern warning for her false declaration in her permit application.

Fined for his offences apart from imprisonment

Other than being slapped with six weeks of imprisonment, Hafizuddin was also fined a total of $50,750 for receiving money from the domestic worker to aid in her application and also to keep it up to date.

He could have been jailed for up to two years and/or fined up to $20,000 for falsely declaring work pass applications.

Employers will also have their work pass privileges suspended and the applicant will also be permanently banned from working in Singapore.

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For receiving money for aiding applications, he could have been imprisoned for up to two years and/or fined up to $30,000.

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