On January 18, 2024, Subramaniam Iswaran (born in 1962), commonly known as S. Iswaran and a former Minister for Transport, was charged with 27 offenses by the State Courts of Singapore, all related to allegations of bribery and corruption.

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In September 2022, Iswaran faced charges of corruptly obtaining S$145,434 from Ong Beng Seng, allegedly to advance Ong’s business interests related to a contract between Singapore GP Pte Ltd and the Singapore Tourism Board. Another charge in December 2022 accused Iswaran of obtaining S$20,848.03 from Ong for similar inducements.

Additionally, Iswaran is confronted with 24 charges of obtaining valuable items, totaling about S$218,058.95, from Ong between November 2015 and December 2021. These valuable items purportedly included business class flights, luxury hotel stays, tickets to the F1 Grand Prix, English Premier League matches, and West End musicals.

In addition to the corruption charges, Iswaran faces one charge of obstructing the course of justice, an offense punishable under section 204A(a) of the Penal Code, allegedly committed around May 25, 2023.

Following these allegations, Iswaran resigned from the People’s Action Party (PAP) and stepped down as Transport Minister and West Coast GRC MP.