Lian Beng tells Stomp: Workers asking for wages were from sub-contractor, incident occurred in May 2018

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Workers seen asking for their wages in a photo that has gone viral online were from a sub-contractor and not from Lian Beng Construction, the company told Stomp in a statement.

Stompers had alerted Stomp to the circulated image that shows four construction workers, each holding a piece of white paper that together reads: "I want wages".

As a signboard that displayed 'Lian Beng Construction (1988) Pte Ltd" was visible in the picture, many netizens believed that the workers were from the said firm.

Additionally, a video posted by All Singapore Stuff's Facebook page on Monday (Aug 28) had a caption that said the workers were in a "protest after not getting pay".

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In response to a Stomp query, a spokesman for parent company Lian Beng Group said on Tuesday (Aug 28): "The workers were from a sub-contractor, not from Lian Beng.

"The incident took place at the end of May 2018, and has already been resolved."