22 Nov '11, 6am

Agents pay students to queue outside Bedok Residences

SINGAPORE: The appointed marketing agent for Bedok Residences, ERA, said as many as 500 people have formed a queue outside Bedok Residences since Sunday. But it said only those above 16 years of age have been queuing overnight, from 11pm to 6am, for the project. ERA said the people in the queue are paid by agents with potential buyers keen on the project. The agents themselves are not able to join the queue as they have appointments and other commitments. Some of them also have more than one customer keen to purchase a unit. The clients too have work commitments. ERA said its agents have been informed of Ministry of Manpower (MOM) guidelines on age limits for part-time employment. But some of those paid to queue may be getting younger replacements - aged 13 to 15 years - to relieve them in the day. It said students in the queue are there to earn some extra pocket money dur...

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