REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE
Published by Authority
|NO. 4]||Friday, February 19||[1999|
The following Act was passed by Parliament on 12th October 1998 and assented to by the President on 9th November 1998:—
Employment of Foreign Workers (Amendment) Act
(No. 39 of 1998)
ONG TENG CHEONG,
9th November 1998.
Date of Commencement: 15th February 1999
An Act to amend the Employment of Foreign Workers Act (Cap 91A of the 1997 Revised Edition).
Be it enacted by the President with the advice and consent of the Parliament of Singapore, as follows:
1. This Act may be cited as the Employment of Foreign Workers (Amendment) Act 1998 and shall come into operation on such date as the Minister may, by notification in the Gazette, appoint.
2. Section 3 of the Employment of Foreign Workers Act (referred to in this Act as the principal Act) is amended —
by inserting, immediately after the word “Act” in subsection (1), the words “and such number of Deputy Controllers of Work Permits and Assistant Controllers of Work Permits as the Minister may think necessary to assist the Controller in the proper discharge of his functions”; and
by inserting, immediately after subsection (1), the following subsection:
3. Section 14 (1) of the principal Act is amended by deleting the words “14 days” in the third line and substituting the words “7 days”.
4. Section 29 (2) of the principal Act is amended —
by inserting, immediately after the word “offence” in paragraph (a), the words “and shall be punishable with a fine not exceeding $5,000 or with imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months or with both”; and
by deleting the full-stop at the end of paragraph (b) and substituting a semicolon, and by inserting immediately thereafter the following paragraph:
provide for the taking and recording of finger impressions of any person who applies for or has been issued with a work permit and for the dissemination of such records to the police.”.