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Tuition centre employee pleads guilty to illegally redeeming face masks using IC numbers of students, parents

Temasek Foundation had several nationwide distribution exercises for face masks via vending machines during the early years of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Temasek Foundation had several nationwide distribution exercises for face masks via vending machines during the early years of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Believing that her family needed more face masks, a tuition centre employee secretly took down the identity card numbers of the centre’s students and their parents so that she could redeem their masks from vending machines
These masks were issued by Temasek Foundation in a nationwide distribution exercise
At the time, each resident in Singapore was entitled to one mask, which could be redeemed from designated vending machines with one’s identity card details

Hah Fong Yong told investigators that she thought it “would be a waste” if people did not redeem the masks

The 58-year-old's actions, however, led her to be hauled to court on Wednesday (Jan 25), where she pleaded guilty to a single charge for cheating
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