A local homeowner was shocked to find that five unknown foreigners had registered his home address as their residential address with the Ministry of Manpower (MOM).
Facebook user Ruzaidie Dar Surnik wrote that he was alerted to the situation by a neighbour who shared an MOM website with him and asked him to check whether any foreign workers had used his home address as their residential address with MOM.
The website Mr Ruzaidie’s neighbour shared is the webpage for MOM’s Foreign Worker Tenant Enquiry Service (FWTES) for homeowners. Launched in January this year, FWTES allows homeowners to check the names of work pass holders staying at their residential properties.
If unknown foreigners have misused the homeowner’s address, the homeowners can de-register work pass holders from their residential addresses and report the matter to MOM.
When Mr Ruzaidie checked FWTES, he was shocked to find that five unknown work pass holders had registered his home address as their residential address with MOM. Mr Ruzaidie, a father of two daughters, was left shaken by this knowledge.
Expressing concern that such unwanted situations could have put his family in danger, Mr Ruzaidie wrote: “So I went to the MOM website and was shocked that there were not one but five unknown persons had registered with MOM using my residential address.
“What if they made an illegal loan with a loanshark? What happened if they had done something wrong and out of the sudden the police came standing in front of our house? What if.. Aduh, panic siol!”
Mr Ruzaidie has since used FWTES to de-register the foreigners from his address and has reported the matter to MOM. Revealing that he has also contacted the work pass-holders’ respective companies to inform them about the matter, Mr Ruzaidie wrote: “I wonder if this is the work of hiring company or the employment agent.”
Revealing that some other neighbours have also faced the same issue, Mr Ruzaidie shared the FWTES link and said that he aims to “create awareness which I feel is necessary to protect our house from any unwanted situations.”
He added: “So, if you do feel concern like I do, please click on the website down below and do a check. Do inform MOM if you are experiencing similar situation like mine.”
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