23 May '11, 12am

'You can expect that, in all probability, it will be a cut': Gerard Ee on the upcoming ministerial pay review

SINGAPORE - Embarking on the very delicate task of reviewing ministerial salaries, one of the most politically controversial issues of the last 17 years, Mr Gerard Ee (picture) is determined to put aside all political lenses. Let's view each ministerial job squarely for what it is - that is the approach that the chairman of the new salary review committee wants to take. "We will start with a proper process. Forget the political part of the job, we will be redefining its worth by looking at everything else from the job scope to the hours put in," said Mr Ee. This task will "not be insurmountable" as it is what human resource practitioners do all the time. The main challenge would be the next step: Applying a "significant discount" to comparable salaries in the private sector, that would signify the value and ethos of public service. This means "you can expect that, in all p...

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