1108 Written Answer by Minister for Manpower Dr Tan See Leng to PQ on Impact of Warnings from Law Enforcement Agencies and Acquittals in Criminal Cases on Migrant Workers' Ability to Work in Singapore
NOTICE PAPER NO. 1498 OF 2022 FOR THE SITTING ON OR AFTER 8 NOVEMBER 2022
QUESTION NO. 3764 FOR ORAL ANSWER
MP: Mr Leon Perera
To ask the Minister for Manpower whether migrant workers who have received warnings from law enforcement agencies or have been acquitted in criminal cases are automatically barred from working in Singapore.
1. MOM puts law and order of Singapore first and foremost. This must prevail over the interest of the foreign work pass holder to remain in Singapore. While foreign work pass holders who have received warnings from law enforcement agencies or have been acquitted in criminal cases are not automatically barred from working in Singapore, MOM would have to consider the circumstances and seriousness of his actions that resulted in a warning or acquittal for the foreign work pass holder, when making its decision.