21 May '11, 1pm

Committee set up to review Singapore ministerial pay

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has formed a committee to review ministerial salaries. The committee will be headed by National Kidney Foundation (NKF) chairman Gerard Ee. Prime Minister Lee revealed this in his speech at the swearing-in ceremony of the new Cabinet on Saturday. He said: "One important area for review is political salaries. We will always need committed and capable ministers. Politics is not a job or a career promotion. It is a calling to serve the larger good of Singapore. "But ministers should also be paid properly in order that Singapore can have honest, competent leadership over the long term. I know that Singaporeans have genuine concerns over the present salaries. "Hence I am appointing a committee to review the basis and level of political salaries. The committee will be chaired by Mr Gerard Ee, Chairman of Changi General Hospital and Chairman of NKF....

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