little chicken wrote:Thanks a lot for your answer - that looks really serious for a short journey in Singapore!
Would you have a name of solicitor?
Also what does it mean for the wife's EP?
I'm inclined to agree with PNGMK that professional help might be needed. There is not enough information to fully understand what transpired. What seems odd is this.
a) How did he manage to attract the attention of anyone when the entire group size was six? Families and couples vacationing together create groups this large without raising suspicions.
b) How was it determined that he received compensation for his services? I mean, if I hand you 50 or a 100 dollars on the street, no one is going to walk up and accuse you of guiding me around illegally... unless something else happened. I could be handing you money to go buy Tiger beers.
c) Who was it that saw your friend allegedly guiding, how did they know it was guiding, and how did they know he was compensated for the alleged guiding?
These are the questions that are confusing to me. Many times I have brought half a dozen or more foreign friends to see the sights of Singapore. We've walked around, I've talked about the buildings, and the history... and never once did I get whacked.
So... what makes this different? What transpired that he got whacked? If it's a simple misunderstanding then perhaps no lawyer is necessary. More complicated? Then more help may be needed.
As to impact on EP: I don't think any impact on EP at all... she has done nothing wrong. At the very most, the DP could be revoked which means he would have to leave the country. But, that's only a possibility and would occur only after the guiding case is fully resolved.