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S Iswaran assisting in CPIB investigation; to take leave of absence till investigations are completed

Felicia Tan
Felicia Tan • 1 min read
S Iswaran assisting in CPIB investigation; to take leave of absence till investigations are completed
Transport Minister S Iswaran.
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Minister for Transport S Iswaran is currently assisting in investigations conducted by the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB).

According to a July 11 statement by CPIB, the investigation was due to a case that was uncovered by the bureau, although no further details were provided.

It adds that the bureau will “investigate this case thoroughly with [a] strong resolve to establish the facts and the truth”, while stressing that Singapore adopts a “strict zero-tolerance approach towards corruption”.

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has asked Iswaran to take a leave of absence till the investigations are completed. He adds that he has been briefed by the director of CPIB and gave him his concurrence on July 6 to open a formal investigation involving Iswaran and several others.

In Iswaran’s absence, Senior Minister of State Chee Hong Tat will become the acting Minister for Transport.

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