PRC communist official who earns $583 monthly given Singapore PR in less than a year
Posted by temasektimes on September 12, 2012
50 year old Li Huabo was charged in court for embezzling S$18million in Chinese government funds. He was the section director at Poyang County Finance Bureau in Jiangxi Province from 2006 to 2011.
According to court documents, Li approached Edwin Shieh, the director of ADH Group Co Ltd. to facilitate the immigration process when he was still working in China.
Li quit his job in China and moved to Singapore with his family TWO MONTHS after he was granted Singapore PR though being a PRC official, he is NOT ALLOWED to apply for foreign PR.
Speaking in parliament on Monday, Home Affairs Minister Teo Chee Hean said:
“The number of PRs and citizenships granted in any given year depends on a combination of factors, including the number of applications received as well as the calibre and profile of applicants, such as their economic contributions, age, family profile and length of stay in Singapore.”
It is not known what economic contributions Li has made to Singapore from China which led to him being granted a Singapore PR in less than a year.