04 Jan '12, 4am

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In a long-awaited move, the committee reviewing salaries of political appointment holders has finally made public its proposal to cut the salaries of political appointment holders. The key salary recommendations include: - Cutting the President's annual salary by 51 per cent to S$1.54 million. - Cutting the Prime Minister's annual salary by 36 per cent to S$2.2 million. - Cutting an entry-level minister's salary by 37 per cent to S$1.1 million, with a minister at the lower end of this entry-level grade starting with an annual pay of $935,000. - Cutting the Speaker's annual salary by 53 per cent to S$550,000. - Cutting the Deputy Speaker's salary annual allowance by 15 per cent to S$82,500. - Cutting MPs' annual allowance by 3 per cent to S$192,500; NCMPs' and NMPs' annual allowance by 4 per cent to S$28,900. - Removing the pension scheme from 21 May 2011, and adopting the ...

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