06 Jan '12, 2am

Online controversy over Grace Fu's Facebook posting on minsters' pay cut recommendations

Online controversy over Grace Fu's Facebook posting on minsters' pay cut recommendations

Ms Fu said her remarks may have been misunderstood but added that it may not be wise to call for the trade-offs to be tilted further such that they dissuade good people from coming forward in the future. -- ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN By Tessa Wong A day after recommendations were made to cut ministerial pay packets, an online controversy erupted over a Facebook post by Senior Minister of State Grace Fu on the hot-button issue. It drew around 1,000 comments on Thursday, most of them negative. Ms Fu had said on Facebook, several hours after the ministerial pay review committee released its report on Wednesday, that when she joined politics in 2006, pay was not a key factor for her. Background story WHAT SHE SAID '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. So it is with this...

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