16 Mar '11, 2am

Our reader asks: Why is President Nathan paid more than PM Lee and veteran ministers?

PARLIAMENT has approved raising the amount set aside for President's salary from $3,376,800 to $4,267,500 in tandem with increases for political, judicial and civil service appointment holders ('President's pay approved'; last Friday). The salary issue is an old chestnut which evokes passion among detractors and proponents. Amid the debate, one aspect has been neglected: Why is the President paid more than the Prime Minister and veteran ministers?

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/STForum/Story/STIStory_645485...

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