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SINGAPORE – One of the key members of a SkillsFuture scam involving nearly $40 million admitted to his role in the syndicate on Wednesday (July 14).

Andy Quek Sze Leng, 41, played the role of the “dua beh gong” or “dummy director” of several of the shell companies that were used to dupe SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) into disbursing money for training courses which never took place.

Quek, a former Grab and Uber driver, pleaded guilty over video-link on Wednesday to 21 charges which include cheating, laundering the criminal proceeds and transferring funds gained from criminal conduct.

A total of 49 similar charges will be taken into consideration for his sentencing, scheduled for Aug 18.

The scam has been described as the largest case of fraud perpetrated against a public institution in Singapore.

Under the SSG scheme, a Singapore business entity that sends its employees for skills training courses with registered training providers can apply to SSG…

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