Man fined $1,500 for breaching farm licensing conditions

A 58-year-old man was fined in court on Wednesday (Feb 13) for breaching farm licensing conditions, the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) said in a statement.

Mr Toh Kay Hong, the licensee of Kai Hong Aquatics, was fined $1,500.

The AVA, Singapore Land Authority (SLA) and Ministry of Manpower (MOM) conducted a night raid in April 2018 at Kai Hong Aquatics after receiving a tip-off from a member of public on the alleged misuse of farm land.

During the raid, Mr Toh was found to have breached AVA's farm licensing conditions by allowing the storage of several skip tanks on the premises of the farm and by allowing the lodging of two foreigners who were not employees of the farm.

AVA said in its statement that agriculture land is meant solely for farming use due to land constraints in Singapore.

Only farming or ancillary farming-related activities approved by relevant authorities are allowed on the farms, it added.

For breaching AVA's farm licensing conditions, offenders may be fined up to $10,000 or jailed for up to 12 months, or both.

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