13 Sep '11, 3am

Singapore - Land of Cheats? Monday morning at a police station reporting another scam « Yawning Bread on Wordpress

Singapore - Land of Cheats? Monday morning at a police station reporting another scam « Yawning Bread on Wordpress

“The police wouldn’t let him make a report,” D told me Friday night. “They said he didn’t have proof.” “That’s ridiculous,” was my immediate answer. Such nonsense agitates me. “It’s for the police to go investigate and find the evidence or proof. If every complainant has to bring along his own proof, what’s the police for?” D is a volunteer with Transient Workers Count Too, and she was referring to a Bangladeshi worker who had a salary dispute with his employer. At the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), his employer produced an employment contract claiming the the worker had signed it. The worker said he had never seen that piece of paper before and that his signature was forged. As you would have guessed, the so-called employment contract detailed a monthly salary lower than what the worker said he was entitled to — that’s how the employer would get away with underpayment. D sai...

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