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AGC: Former minister Iswaran returned to Singapore and surrendered passport

Update as of 9:35 am on 20 March: AGC spokesperson confirms former Transport Minister S. Iswaran’s returned to Singapore from Melbourne, Australia. He voluntarily surrendered his passport to authorities.



Update on 20 March at 9.35 am: it has been reported that the AGC shared that Iswaran returned to Singapore and has surrendered his passport.

SINGAPORE: According to a spokesperson from the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC), former Transport Minister S. Iswaran has returned to Singapore from Melbourne, Australia, and has voluntarily surrendered his passport to the authorities. This announcement was made on Wednesday (20 March).

As reported by Singapore state media CNA, the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) spokesperson disclosed that the criminal case disclosure conference for S. Iswaran has been adjourned to 2 April.

This conference involves both sides sharing information about the case, including outlining their arguments and presenting evidence, to streamline the trial process.

Mr Iswaran, facing 27 charges including corruption, has been allowed to leave Singapore to help his son with university in Australia, under strict conditions including S$500,000 bail.

Initially slated from 16 February to 4 March, his stay has been extended to 19 March, as said by a spokesperson from the Attorney-General Chambers (AGC) on 4 March.

Iswaran is represented by Senior Counsel Davinder Singh and other counsels from Davinder Singh Chambers.

Despite the gravity of the charges against him, the AGC has not objected to this latest application but has imposed enhanced bail conditions on Iswaran.

While permitted to remain abroad, Iswaran is obligated to engage in daily video calls with the IO.

He must provide regular updates on his medical condition and address any concerns related to his return to Singapore on 19 March.

As reported by Singapore state media the Straits Times, the prosecution clarified that it remained informed throughout the process.

Upon his discharge from the Melbourne hospital on 5 March, Mr Iswaran received medical advice advising against travel for the subsequent 12 days.

A spokesperson from the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) stated, “The prosecution was informed on 5 March that Mr Iswaran had been discharged from hospital that day and that Mr Iswaran was advised by his doctor not to travel for 12 days following the discharge.”

Mr Israwan faces 27 charges that span across corruption, receiving gratification as a public servant, and obstructing justice.

The case, which has stirred significant public interest, is set to be transferred to the High Court upon Iswaran’s return.

The charges against him include obtaining items valued at over S$218,058.95 on 24 occasions between November 2015 and December 2021 from property tycoon Ong Beng Seng, a notable figure who brought Formula One to Singapore.

Ong is also under investigation and on bail, though charges by the AGC have yet to be filed against him.

Iswaran, who has served as an MP for West Coast GRC for 26 years and was promoted to full minister in the Prime Minister’s Office in 2011, has resigned from the People’s Action Party (PAP) and stepped down from his ministerial and MP positions following the charges.

He has publicly declared his innocence and expressed his intention to clear his name.

If convicted, Iswaran faces fines up to S$100,000, jail terms up to seven years, or both for each corruption charge.


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I’ve been trying to lose weight for the longest time, but in vain. Iswaran just inspired me – take private jets on OBS account, stay at his opulent hotels for free, accept F1 VVIP rooms for free, free tickets to attend Adele concert and only heaven knows what else he grabbed free as a pap minister!!! – and viola! Lose weight fast and look good !(and look innocent too!) “Clean wages” – what did the pap mean by that??

Well folks, he’s back now. Let’s see what other surprises are in store for us. Dive In The Sink needs to plan some spectacular event to make the case look real.
Can’t let his reputation down as he’s Pinky’s go to man. Few calls on the red telephone to some office and get SAF MDC involved and case closed.

Davinder heaved a sigh of relief – his opportunity of making some money probably seemed less risky now.

Aiyah ..if Darth Vader Singh is defending Iswaran…hes going to be given just a slap on the wrist +a stern warning.
DS is PM’s lawyer.
PAP will not allow the party to lose face…
Iswaran is a scrapegoat, willing or unwilling, in PAPs dirty games…he will be given a sweet deal to keep his mouth shut..
thats why OBS is still free as a bird..

why so many charges?

So what.
Whats the point.

Return to SG DOES NOT MEAN he is going to be charged, jailed. Is he?

Do NOT be LIED TO or BRAINWASHED. Enough is Enough.

MANY SINGAPOREANS UNDERSTAND SG laws’re UNFAIRLY APPLIED in cases of OWN Political Party Members, & against all others are NOT TREATED as the same UNDER the same set of laws.

Finally, in SG, many critical, crucial decisions ARE LEFT with PAP Ministerial Discretions.

Laws in SG ARE NOT ABSOLUTE – it’s always OPEN to ‘Ministers whimps and fancies’ to DECIDE how he or how the party wish it to.

Sorry to disappoint all of you mentally retarded, low ses misfits in this forum ,kow peh kow bu every day..about PAP.
Iswaran IS BACK AND HANDED OVER HIS PASSPORT….morning 20th March.
Its…..SHOW TIME!😆😆😆🤣🤣🤣

Dirty mechanics of a PAP ownself corrupt ownself true to life dictator set up designed to FLEECE and CHEAT Singaporeans who are more than readily to submit bcz of chicken bones and peanut shells. Even a PM bro seems unable to WISE UP Singapreans sleeping in their luxurious HDB rented pigstys.

Sheeps are FOOLISH ENOUGH for Decades and Decades to permit PAP to MISTREAT them.

How about time to decide when TO STOP THIS EVIL PAP from Crushing our Children and Grandchildren – CAN it be Done to these Evil Millionaire Political Bastards.

Extend MC again….ask for leave extension… the Teh Cheang Wan exit or ….the obvious…R..U..N—-R…O…A…D..😆😆😆😆🤣🤣🤣🤣