The Ministry of Manpower (MOM), in a statement, said both Lim and Wan had full knowledge that their workers were actually housed in rubbish bin centres since they started working in Singapore. In July 2010, MOM officers inspected several rubbish bin centres and found living there, foreign workers who worked for Eng Leng Contractors.
Eng Leng was fined S$10,000 last December for failing to provide acceptable accommodation for its foreign workers. Now, both Lim and Wan have also been taken to task for making false declarations.
Under the Employment of Foreign Manpower (Work Pass) Regulations, employers are required to register and update their foreign workers’ residential addresses in the online system within five days after the commencement of the workers’ employment in Singapore, or after each change of the workers’ residential addresses.