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$9,000 Fine For Singapore Manager For Confining 3 Indians For 40 Days

Shaun Pang Tong Heng noticed the boys as “troublemakers”. (Representational)

Singapore:

An organization supervisor in Singapore was fined Singapore {dollars} 9,000 on Thursday for wrongfully confining three Indian nationals working for him in a room for round 40 days amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

The staff had been first confined from May 12 to 15, after which over a five-week stretch, from May 19 to June 26, The Straits Times reported.

Shaun Pang Tong Heng had earlier pleaded responsible to 3 counts of wrongful confinement.

The Indian staff are Ganesan Pandi, Pandiyan Jakakanthan and Muthuraj Thangaraj. Three different related expenses involving the identical males had been thought-about throughout the sentencing, the report mentioned.

Lawyer Md Noor E Adenaan, who represented the 41-year-old Singaporean, instructed District Judge Prem Raj that his shopper is remorseful.

Shaun Pang Tong Heng noticed the boys as “troublemakers”.

The lawyer mentioned that throughout the outbreak, Ganesan Pandi and Pandiyan Jakakanthan had left their place of residence in Tuas to purchase alcohol regardless of being housed close to a COVID-19 cluster.

Pandiyan Jakakanthan additionally drove an organization lorry with out a licence. As for Thangaraj, the lawyer mentioned, he was beforehand caught for drink driving.

The courtroom heard that the room the trio had been confined in had clear beds, a rest room, in addition to Wi-Fi connection. They had been additionally given meals and ample water.

But Deputy Public Prosecutor Eric Hu mentioned it was no excuse for the supervisor to take issues into his personal palms.

Before handing out the sentence, the decide mentioned the supervisor ought to have notified the police concerning the staff.

For every depend of wrongful confinement, an offender could be jailed for as much as three years and fined.

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