05 Jan '12, 9pm

Grace Fu clarifies Facebook post on ministerial pay, says it "could have been misunderstood"

Singapore - Her original post on Facebook drew the ire of netizens, and yesterday, Senior Minister of State for Information, Communications and the Arts Grace Fu (picture) moved to clarify her comments on the proposed ministerial pay cuts. Ms Fu's post on Wednesday night, which cautioned that further pay cuts could deter talents from entering politics, garnered more than 800 shares and more than 800 comments within 21 hours of being put up. Ms Fu had outlined her concerns before joining politics - the loss of privacy, personal time and public scrutiny. She said "pay was not a key factor" but the disruption to her career was an "important consideration". "I had some ground to believe that my family would not suffer a drastic change in the standard of living even though I experienced a drop in my income. ... If the balance is tilted further in the future, it will make it har...

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