Singapore‘s former transport minister S. Iswaran was charged with 27 offenses in court on Thursday, according to local media reports.
Iswaran was charged with corruption, obtaining items from someone he had business dealings with as a public servant, and obstructing the course of justice, said the reports.
Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong accepted Iswaran’s resignation as the transport minister and as a member of Singapore’s ruling People‘s Action Party on Wednesday, according to a statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office Thursday.
Iswaran also resigned as a member of parliament, said the statement.
Lee noted that the government has dealt with this case rigorously in accordance with the law, and he is determined to uphold the integrity of the party and the government.
Singapore’s Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau started investigations into Iswaran in July 2023.