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NEWS: Singapore minister charged with corruption, resigns, in rare case

S. Iswaran, Singapore's former transport minister, arrives at the State Courts with his legal team, including Senior Counsel Davinder Singh (L), in Singapore, January 18, 2024. Mark Cheong/THE STRAITS TIMES/Handout via REUTERS

By Xinghui Kok

Singapore’s Transport Minister S. Iswaran was charged with 27 offences in a graft investigation, the anti-corruption agency said on Thursday, in one of the highest-profile cases involving a minister in the Asian financial hub in decades.

In a resignation letter dated Tuesday but published by the prime minister’s office on Thursday, Iswaran said he rejected the charges and “will now focus on clearing my name”.

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