x9200 wrote:Let's not forget he is legally bind by the contract signed with Company A.
Maybe, but all such contracts must operate within the law. (I agree with SMS.) Work permission has not been granted, and it may never be. Contract or not -- and there are plenty of legal contracts that cannot be practically enforced -- it's not surprising that companies lose recruits when their EPs take months to be decided. From the Ministry of Manpower's perspective, that's a feature, not a bug.
It certainly sounds like the original poster has already decided to break whatever contract there is with Company A and that Company A knows they've lost their recruit -- and good riddance. "Bridge well crossed," in other words. As reported, Company A isn't even responding any more. Understandable! Why would Company A want to hire the original poster now? If you burn a bridge, you burn a bridge. Company A is doing exactly what it probably should be doing, which is nothing -- i.e. leaving the EP application in the system since lifting a finger costs them something.
Yes, I also (obviously) agree with SMS that the original poster can try contacting the MoM to request cancellation of Company A's EP application. (With whatever contractual consequences are on his head already on his head.) Even if the cancellation is granted, that does not mean that Company B's EP application will proceed any faster. It could proceed even slower
, or it could be denied.
Not well played, xxxx.
You'll have to find a job (and source of income) in whatever place you already have work permission -- and you should have done that months ago, but better late than never. Then, while employed, maybe
take another run at Singapore (and probably with a Company C), with absolutely no guarantee that another EP application will be approved on any particular schedule you might desire.