17 Jan '12, 10am

'It is not so simple' - salaries do matter in political service

'It is not so simple' - salaries do matter in political service

Speaking in Parliament during a debate on ministerial pay, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said that Singapore cannot afford to risk its future on the assumption that salaries do not matter in political service. -- ST PHOTO: LIM SIN THAI By Rachel Chang Speaking in Parliament during a debate on ministerial pay, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said that Singapore cannot afford to risk its future on the assumption that salaries do not matter in political service. He said that while he respected the view held by some that public service is its own reward - and hence ministerial pay need not be pegged to private sector earners - 'in reality, it is not so simple.' 'Our own experience and that of many other political systems provide a reality check,' he said. 'I agree that there will be some able Singaporeans willing to serve regardless of how we set political salaries - we treasu...

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