SINGAPORE: A long-time migrant worker whose work permit was not renewed by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) had earlier made false statements in a Facebook post that could have incited workers at dormitories, the ministry said on Wednesday (Jun 22).
In response to CNA’s queries, MOM said that the work pass of migrant worker Zakir Hossain, who has worked in Singapore for 19 years, was determined by the Controller of Work Passes to be ineligible for renewal.
He lodged an appeal which was considered by the authority, but it was unsuccessful. His employer did not appeal.
The Manpower Ministry added that Mr Zakir has often written about migrant workers during his time in Singapore.
“We renewed his work pass many times despite his activism and writings. We draw the line, however, when public posts are misleading, false or deliberately provocative,” said MOM.