Dad accused of lying during P1 registration

Dad accused of lying during P1 registration

SINGAPORE - A self-employed man found himself in court yesterday for giving false information on where he lived to a school principal and the police in order to get his daughter enrolled in a primary school in the central area.

Henry Wong Yi Hao, 35, is accused of giving information to a public servant employed by the Ministry of Education (MOE) that he knew to be false, on July 30 last year.

He did this so the principal would enrol his daughter in the school under Phase 2C of the 2013 Primary 1 registration exercise.

Phase 2C is the last phase of Primary 1 registration for Singaporean children.

He was also charged with giving false information to a police sergeant at Kampong Java Neighbourhood Police Centre 10 days earlier, in order to have the officer change his address on his identity card.

Wong, who was unrepresented, indicated that he intends to plead guilty.

If he does so, the prosecution will proceed on the first charge and take the second one into consideration, Deputy Public Prosecutor Lin Yinbing said yesterday.

She successfully asked for a three-week adjournment to prepare the papers.

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