11 Mar '11, 10am

Pay raise for Singapore President

Pay raise for Singapore President

President Nathan, shaking hands with Philippine president Aquino, now earns S$4.2 million a year (Reuters photo) The Singapore Parliament has approved a 26 per cent increase in the President’s salary as well as higher salaries for his personal staff for the fiscal year of 2010. The President’s salary, also known as the Privy Purse, is now set at S$4,267,500, up from $3,376,800. The amount for staff salaries is increased to $4,532,400 or $473,600 higher than that of the year before. The President’s entertainment allowance remains at $73,000. The revision is part of an overall increase in the manpower expenditure for the Office of the Istana, which is staffed by 62 personnel. On Thursday, Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam, who proposed that the House support the change, said this caters for the “recruitment of an additional staff officer to support the work of the Coun...

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