22 May '11, 10am

A Good Start: Andrew Loh, The Online Citizen

A Good Start: Andrew Loh, The Online Citizen

Mr Gerard Ee has now been appointed to head the review committee announced by PM Lee at the swearing-in ceremony at the Istana on Saturday. Mr Ee is best known for his handling of the fallout from the National Kidney Foundation saga in 2007, the same year ministers upped their own salaries, and for his chairmanship of the Public Transport Council which guards over public transport fares. What formula Mr Ee comes up with for ministers pay will be closely-watched. What is important is that any such formula must be easily understood by the public. Otherwise, more unhappiness may result. Ambiguity will do no one any good. One therefore hopes that Mr Ee does not conjure up some obscure, hard-to-understand formula like the one for public transport fares which few can make sense of.

Full article: http://theonlinecitizen.com/2011/05/a-good-start/

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