21 Jan '12, 1am

Enough about ministers' pay, time to focus on economy, say Singaporeans

Enough about ministers' pay, time to focus on economy, say Singaporeans

Most of the 20 Singaporeans interviewed preferred to close the arguments on ministerial pay and wanted the Government to move on to more pressing concerns now. -- ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN By Rachel Chang & Andrea Ong Despite lingering concerns over ministerial salaries, many ordinary Singaporeans want the Government to move past the divisive issue and turn its focus to other pressing matters - like steering the economy away from a looming slowdown. They had mixed feelings about this week's three-day parliamentary debate on the issue. Some like undergraduate Jason Su, 25, praised the debate for being 'rich in content'. Others like school bus driver Ng Song Heng, 60, struggled to understand the proceedings. Mr Ng earns $1,000 a month. He is all right with ministers being paid high salaries as long as they can improve his life, he said in Mandarin. Among the 20 Singaporeans ...

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