Singapore MP rejects plan to suspend MP from India FGN News


Parliament in Singapore has rejected a motion by an opposition group seeking the suspension of Indian Tourism Minister S. Iswaran, saying it will consider the matter after the corruption probe against the MP concludes.

In a two-hour debate on Tuesday, 19 September, Speaker of the House Indranee Rajah said that the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) will consider revoking Iswaran’s MP rights if he is charged with a crime, Channel News Asia reported.

A petition by the Progress Singapore Party’s (PSP) called for Iswaran – who was arrested in July and is being investigated by the corruption investigation agency – to be suspended as a lawmaker for the remainder of the parliamentary session.

In response, Rajah tabled a motion for parliament to consider the matter when the results of the ongoing investigation against Iswaran are known.

PAP MPs dominated the vote for Rajah’s motion, while two non-PSP MPs – Hazel Poa and Leong Mun Wai – voted for their own motions.


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