02 Nov '11, 1am

55% of Singaporeans say President should be paid less than PM: IPS survey

55% of Singaporeans say President should be paid less than PM: IPS survey

Nine out of 10 people want the president to be elected by Singaporeans and not selected by Parliament. 85 per cent believe a person from an ethnic minority group can be elected president through the current system. Three in five think there is no need to change anything in the existing system for electing the president. 42 per cent say the 'Patrick Tan issue' was 'very important' in deciding how they voted. But 48 per cent shrugged it off while the rest were neutral. The 'Patrick Tan issue' refers to allegations that President Tony Tan Keng Yam's son Patrick had received preferential treatment in his national service deferment and posting. The Defence Ministry said no such treatment was given. 52 per cent say the outcome of the May general election shaped their vote in the August presidential election. Three in four think the mass media gave all candidates fair coverage. N...

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  1. 02 Nov '11, 6am

    why the issue of whether president pay should be lesser than prime minister. shouldn't it be, "should all singapore minister and president pay be reduced to a more reasonable amount?" I might be merely just a diploma holder, not highly educated. However I still do have the simple knowledge of how to differentiate how much each country politician are getting and how their countries citizens are living compared to us in general. Perhaps it's just my inferior point of view. Thanks PAP for all the effort for the country, but no thanks if they think that they can still dominate us.

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