Singapore's former Transport Minister faces eight new charges

According to the charge sheets, the items include bottles of whisky, golf clubs, and a Brompton bicycle, the reports said.

25 Mar 2024 12:30pm
S. Iswaran (R) leaves the State Court in Singapore on January 18, 2024. - Photo by AFP
S. Iswaran (R) leaves the State Court in Singapore on January 18, 2024. - Photo by AFP
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SINGAPORE - Former Singapore Transport Minister S. Iswaran was charged in court again on Monday with eight additional charges for obtaining valuable items as a public servant.

The Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) said Iswaran, 61, was alleged to have obtained the gifts with a total value of about S$18,956.94 from Lum Kok Seng, whom he knew to be concerned in business transactions that had a connection with his official function as Minister for Transport.

These alleged offences were committed between November 2021 and November 2022 and are punishable under Section 165 of the Penal Code, said the agency in a statement on Monday.

According to Straits Times (ST) reports, Iswaran pleaded not guilty to the additional charges, when asked by District Judge Brenda Tan.

According to the charge sheets, the items include bottles of whisky, golf clubs, and a Brompton bicycle, the reports said.

Iswaran was earlier charged on Jan 18 with 27 charges for offences under the Prevention of Corruption Act and the Penal Code.

Any person who is convicted under Section 165 of the Penal Code can be fined, sentenced to imprisonment for up to two years, or both. - BERNAMA

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