Printing company faces 160 charges

National 0 minutes, 56 seconds


THE director of a printing company is scheduled to be sentenced today after he pleaded guilty to 160 charges for failing to contribute to the Employees Trust Fund (TAP) and Supplemental Contributory Pension (SCP).

In a court document submitted by prosecuting officer Amiriah Hj Ali, the sole proprietor at Nyuk Lian Printing Company, Leong Ting Boon, had failed to make the monthly contributions to eight employees sometime from 2010 until 2013.

It added that the defendant failed to pay the contributions even when reminders were sent.

Leong had owed $58,692.00 of TAP contributions and $34,631.35 of SCP contributions from 2010 to 2013.

During the proceedings yesterday, Leong told the court he was unable to pay the contributions to his employees due to financial difficulties and market slowdown.

The defendant went on to say he had paid some of the contributions and would attempt to settle the issue.

Leong, who has been released on $5,000 court bail and two local sureties, is facing a fine not exceeding $3,000 for each of the offence under Section 26 of the SCP Order and up to $3,000 for each of the offences under Section 23 of the TAP Act.

The Brunei Times