05 Jan '12, 3am

Ministers' pay cut proposal: MPs' allowance to be cut by 3% to $192,500 a year

Ministers' pay cut proposal: MPs' allowance to be cut by 3% to $192,500 a year

'I think all Singaporeans expect the political leadership to be of outstanding calibre. This cut is quite substantial and some of us have some fear: What will be the impact? We all hope that... there will be people who view the importance of stepping forward and providing this service... to the nation, and salary is not the only consideration.' Mr Wong Ngit Liong, committee member and chairman and CEO of Venture Corporation 'There is a significant cut and we've seen from the last general election that we could hardly get anyone from the private sector. So it's going to be a challenge and the emphasis is now going to be how strong is your calling to want to come and serve the nation.' Mr John de Payva, committee member and former president of the National Trades Union Congress 'The President's salary at $1.4 million would reflect the duty of his office and the job scope tha...

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