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    Jan 07, 2015

    Dad lied about address in P1 registration

    A SELF-EMPLOYED man admitted to lying about where he lived to get his daughter enrolled in a prestigious primary school.

    The 35-year-old man indicated that he lived at an address that was within 1km to 2km of the school when registering his daughter under Phase 2C of the Primary 1 registration exercise in 2013.

    His identity card also showed this address but the man, who cannot be named to protect his daughter's identity, actually lived in Balestier Road, which fell outside that radius.

    The property at the address he provided belonged to his uncle's sister, and had been rented out.

    The man pleaded guilty yesterday to giving false information to the school's principal on July 30, 2013.

    A charge of lying to a police sergeant 10 days earlier to have the address on his identity card changed will be taken into consideration when the man is sentenced on Feb 3.

    The false information allowed his daughter to secure a place in the school on Aug 5. She was reportedly still enrolled there when he was charged on May 27 last year.