09 Jan '12, 12am

Why shouldn't an attractive salary be used to attract people to serve as politicians?: Voices

I REFER to the letter "Pay does not equate talent" (Jan 7). If we want to compare with other countries, we should pick one that is similar to ours. United States presidential hopeful Mitt Romney and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg may seem to be good examples. However, for every one such person we could find in Singapore, the US could find 100, just by the sheer size of the country. By the same logic, if the US could find one such person, we probably would take 100 times longer to do so. Try to pick one country that is similar to ours and we encounter difficulties. We are not a country, not a city, but a city state. Is there a similar-sized country in terms of population, land area, economy, lack of natural resources and is multiracial, multilingual, multicultural and multi-religious? One might think of Hong Kong. But Hong Kong is a Special Administrative Region of C...

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