03 May '11, 1am

(CNA|sg) GE: Majority not concerned about ministerial pay: SM

SINGAPORE - Describing the issue of ministerial salaries as the Opposition's "favourite flogging horse", Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong said yesterday that the "majority" of the population were not concerned about it. Speaking after a walkabout in Marine Parade Group Representation Constituency (GRC), Mr Goh said: "All they want (to know) is: Have we produced jobs for them, can we look after their medical care, can their medical care be affordable, can we cope with the cost of living, can we deliver good housing at affordable prices? "These are the issues that are of concern to them and these are the issues the Government is addressing." Still, Mr Goh acknowledged that the issue - which has been "flogged over so many" General Elections - has cost the PAP "some votes". "But, by and large, the people understand," said Mr Goh. The Singapore Democratic Party has proposed benchm...

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