22 May '11, 2pm

MPs welcome formation of ministerial pay review committee

MPs welcome formation of ministerial pay review committee

SINGAPORE: Members of Parliament have welcomed the formation of the committee to review ministers' salaries. Although political office holders face a possible cut in their salaries, they said the review is timely. Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Environment and Water Resources Minister, said: "I see this as a symbol that everything is up for review. Nothing is sacrosanct. Having said that, I would like to leave the committee to do its work without interference and without us trying to pre-judge or prejudice the issue." Michael Palmer, MP for Punggol East, said: "There must be a certain sacrifice on the employed person's part. So in this case it can be a Minister in terms of taking that cut so that you show that it's not only a case of doing a job, but that you actually want to serve the people and I think that's what the people want to see. "So I am not going to comment on amounts...

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