On 22 July 2019, the High Court upheld a District Court's decision in convicting and sentencing Mr. Chiew Kok Chai for an offence under the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act ("EFMA") for the following activities:

  1. Making false declarations of employers when obtaining work passes for foreign workers; and

  2. Abetting the commission of the above offence under the EFMA.

His appeal was dismissed, and he was subsequently sentenced to 12 weeks' imprisonment for the offences.

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