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25 jailed for fake education certificates

Twenty-five foreigners were yesterday jailed between four and 12 weeks for submitting bogus educational certificates when applying for jobs here.

They had applied for S Passes and Employment Passes between November 2012 and June last year.

The Manpower Ministry said yesterday that all of them pleaded guilty.

It had found through checks with certificate-issuing institutions and foreign government departments that the certificates were fake.

The 21 men and four women came from three Asian countries. Sixteen were from Myanmar, seven from India and two from the Philippines.

Their employers were found to be unaware that the certificates were forged and no further action was taken against them.