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Singapore Minister Charged in Corruption Case For Allegedly Taking Over S$160,000 ‘Gifts’

Subramaniam Iswaran directed Singapore’s tourism industry during Formula One Grand Prix. A Singapore cabinet minister quit his post in government Thursday after being charged with corruption, in a rare case that has shocked a nation which prides itself on squeaky-clean governance, the BBC reported.

Subramaniam Iswaran, known for overseeing Singapore’s tourism industry during the Formula One Grand Prix, pleaded not guilty to 27 charges, including “obtaining gratification as a public servant.”

Prosecutors released charge sheets that revealed allegations that Iswaran received over S$160,000 in gifts in exchange for advancing property tycoon Ong Beng Seng’s business interests, as well as receiving tickets to West End musicals and football matches. Read More

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