9. Section 6A of the principal Act is amended —
by deleting the words “work permit” wherever they appear in subsections (1) to (4) and in the section heading and substituting in each case the words “work pass”;
by deleting subsection (6) and substituting the following subsection:
“(6) Any person who contravenes subsection (1) shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable —
on conviction to a fine not exceeding $15,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months or to both; and
on a second or subsequent conviction, to a fine not exceeding $30,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 2 years or to both.”;
by deleting the definition of “levy” in subsection (7); and
by inserting, immediately after subsection (7), the following subsections:
“(7A) For the avoidance of doubt, where a person has been convicted of an offence under subsection (6), and he has on a previous occasion been convicted for contravening section 6A(1) of the Employment of Foreign Workers Act in force immediately before the date of commencement of the Employment of Foreign Workers (Amendment) Act 2007, the first-mentioned conviction shall be considered a second or subsequent conviction under subsection (6).
(7B) All convictions against the same person for the contravention of subsection (1) at one and the same trial shall be deemed to be one conviction.”.