Following the corruption allegations, Singaporean Cabinet Minister Subramaniam Iswaran resigned from his post. Subramaniam Iswaran, 61, of Indian origin, served as Singapore’s Transport Minister from 2021 to now.
Iswaran has been charged with 27 charges, and the investigation into those charges began last July 2023. As a parliamentary representative, Eswaran earned more than S$15,000 a month.
Subramaniam Iswaran has been accused of taking flights, staying in luxury hotels, and receiving tickets as gifts for ‘Formula 1’ car races while serving the business needs of Ong Ben Seng, a well-known real estate businessman in Singapore.
Subramaniam Iswaran denies all the allegations levelled against him. At the time of the investigation into the allegations, the minister denied the allegations and said that he would refund his salary and allowances from July 2023. The last time a minister in Singapore faced a corruption investigation in this way was in 1986.
It is said that Singapore has the cleanest politicians in the world. Singapore’s ministers are among the highest-paid public representatives in the world, earning a starting salary of more than S$45,000 (about Sri Lankan Rupees 10,757,000) per month. Singaporean ministers are given high salaries to prevent fraud and corruption.
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