15 Jan '12, 9pm

Chan Chun Sing: "Money shouldn't be the factor to attract politicians. But it should not be the bugbear to deter them"

SINGAPORE - Pay is not an issue for the team in government, Acting Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports Chan Chun Sing said yesterday as political salaries took centre stage in the first ministerial community visit held since the General Election. This has been his experience, he said, when asked whether the expected cut in ministerial pay would make ministers less motivated. He said: "I don't think any one of them comes here for the money. They come here to provide a better life for the next generation ... One of the reasons I stepped forward was because I knew I was joining a team that was not here for the money." The key is to find the right balance, he added. "Money shouldn't be the one (factor) to attract them. On the other hand, money should also not be the bugbear to deter them," he said. "(For example,) you go to Peach Garden, you eat the S$10 XO Sa...

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