26 Mar '11, 6am

WTF INDEED WTF "If minsters shouldn't get high pay,NSmen shoudn't get compensation" Gideon L

THE opposition should think carefully and get a reality check if it plans to use the issue of ministers' salaries to score an election point. The arguments can go like this: that if one wants to serve the nation, one must be prepared to sacrifice and forgo one's income worth. If one were to use this line of logic, does it mean we should also not compensate our national servicemen during their in-camp training? After all, they should be prepared to sacrifice for their country and it's only income and not their lives they are sacrificing. This would save lots of taxpayer money. If this suggestion sounds absurd, then I guess I have made my point. We need to recognise that income is not only meant to deter corruption but also to communicate appreciation and the value of the person in the employer's eyes (the employer in this case being the nation). Most of us would feel sore a...

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