'Fly­ing ro­bot wait­ers' CEO in trou­ble

Southeast Asia Globe - - Agenda -

In 2015, Singapore-based startup In­finium made head­lines when it launched its star prod­uct – au­ton­o­mous drone wait­ers – at trendy lo­cal restau­rant Tim­bre @ The Sub­sta­tion. The drones would fly back and forth from the kitchen car­ry­ing drinks and dishes to cus­tomers.

In April, In­finium’s CEO Woon Jun­yang was charged by the Sin­ga­porean gov­ern­ment’s Min­istry of Man­power over un­paid em­ployee salaries. He faces three counts of fail­ing to “pay salary to em­ployee un­der dis­missal” and one count of fail­ing to pay the salary “due on ter­mi­na­tion by the em­ployee due to breach of con­tract by the em­ployer”. Court pro­ceed­ings are still on­go­ing, but Jun­yang could face a fine of up to $10,700 and up to six months in jail.

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