16 Jan '12, 12pm

Show Mao shows how #MinisterPayCut

SINGAPORE - Political office should be a calling and a privilege, not a burden or a sacrifice, said Opposition MP Chen Show Mao. Speaking in Parliament today, he said while the ministerial salaries review committee's recommendations were a step in the right direction, the Worker's Party (WP) had its own proposals on how ministerial salary should be worked out. Among its suggestions, the party proposed that MPs receive a monthly allowance of S$11,000, which is the estimated salary of a senior executive in the civil service. A minister's salary should be pegged as multiples of this allowance - five times for an entry-level Minister and nine times for the Prime Minister, said WP. The ministerial salary should range from S$55,000 per month for entry-grade ministers to S$99,000 per month for the Prime Minister. Mr Chen said: "We must remember that in our system of government, m...

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