The men had their work permits revoked and were fined S$9,000 each
Neil Gordon Buchan, 30, Perry Scott Blair, 37, James Titus Beatt, 33, and Joseph William Poynter, 35 – went to three bars in around 45 minutes.
The group were photographed drinking in the Robertson Quay area on 16 May. Singapore’s lockdown AKA circuit breaker prevented bars from being fully opened but permitted takeaway alcohol.
Public gatherings were strictly prohibited under Singapore’s lockdown protocol.
Images of the men drinking taken by people passing by went viral on Facebook.
The men had their work permits revoked and were fined S$9,000 each.
140 people had their work permits in Singapore revoked for breaking lockdown between 1 May and 25 June according to the Singapore Ministry of Manpower (MoM).
MoM permanently banned the men from ever working in Singapore again.
“These individuals were found eating, drinking and gathering in groups in public during the circuit breaker,” the MoM said.
“These took place at various locations such as dormitories, private residential areas, East Coast Park and Robertson Quay.”
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