20 Jul '11, 6am

Murdoch praises Singapore’s ministerial pay | What’s buzzing? - Yahoo! News via @yahoosg

Murdoch praises Singapore’s ministerial pay | What’s buzzing? - Yahoo! News via @yahoosg

Rupert Murdoch's wife Wendi Deng (C) looks on as BSkyB Chairman James Murdoch and News Corp Chief Executive and … While facing a grilling in the UK parliament on Tuesday, media tycoon Rupert Murdoch praised Singapore as a model country, saying it is temptation-free because of its high ministerial pay, indirectly suggesting that UK ministers should be paid as high as Singapore's ministers to prevent corruption. The 80-year-old CEO of News Corp said in the hearing into the phone hacking scandal of his group's News of the World tabloid that "the most open and clear society in the world is Singapore -- the cleanest society you can find anywhere -- as every minister is paid at least one million dollars a year and has no temptation to transgress". Murdoch's intriguing statement brought about negative responses from the parliament. "Good luck in selling that one," the furious MP ...

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  1. 21 Jul '11, 2am

    Let whole UK parliament laugh at our ministers' super salaries

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