Foreign food delivery riders in Singapore have been a point of contention for a very long time.
For some, it’s not worth a mention.
But for others, it could lead to an attempt to destroy their lives.
Previously, we learnt the official stance against foreigners working as food delivery riders.
Basically, it’s a “Sorry, no.”
Here’s what happens when you get caught.
4 Foreigners Charged for Working as Food Delivery Riders Illegally
On Tuesday (26 Sep 2023), the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) announced that four foreigners have been charged with working as food delivery riders in Singapore without valid work passes.
Amanullah Faizal Navas allegedly worked as a food delivery rider for Foodpanda. In March, his friend, Singaporean Muhammad Mubeen Muthibbi Sahul Hameed, lent him his account.
27-year-old Muhammad Syazuwan Sharil allegedly worked as a Deliveroo food delivery rider from Nov 2022 to Mar 2023. His former colleague Low Kim Soon had lent the account to him.
Soon Yaw, 28, allegedly worked as a Deliveroo food delivery rider from Dec 2022 to Mar 2023. His brother, 23-year-old Chaw Soon Song, a PR, had allegedly loaned his Deliveroo account to him.
36-year-old Ng Teik Chuan allegedly worked as a food delivery rider through the MilkRun and LiveExpress platforms from May 2022 to Mar 2023.
Account Owners Charged as Well
It wasn’t just the foreigners.
Those who helped these foreigners illegally work as a food delivery rider in Singapore aren’t spared either.
The two Singaporeans and one PR caught in these cases were aware that the foreigners do not have valid work passes for food delivery work.
Nonetheless, the trio went ahead to provide them with access to their accounts.
They were charged with abetting the offences under the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act.
Foreigners working without a valid work pass, as well as those who allow foreigners to use their accounts, could face fines up to $20,000, jail terms of up to two years, or both.
In addition, foreigners found guilty will also be banned from entering and working in Singapore.
Now you’d probably think twice before trying to sell your food delivery accounts online, eh?
What Happens if You Know of an Illegal Food Delivery Arrangement?
Well, for one, you shouldn’t try to destroy their social life on the internet.
Instead, call the hotline at 6438-5122 or send an email to [email protected].
These are the touchpoints for informing on suspicious employment activities, including companies which employed foreigners without valid work passes or people flouting the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act.
All information will be kept strictly confidential, MOM says.
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