27 May '11, 2am

[TOC] Dignity and respect come from genuine service

[TOC] Dignity and respect come from genuine service

I refer to the article in ‘Lianhe Zaobao’ in regards to PAP MP Dr Lim Wee Kiak remarks about ministerial pay which should be able to reflect the dignity and status of a minister and his subsequent claims that his comments was taken out of context. As Dr Lim attempts to explain himself on Facebook, it seems like a weak effort to defend himself for his comments which infuriate Singaporeans. Perhaps he should not have commented on the salary issue while the council appointed by PM Lee is still in the midst of deliberating what a minister is worth. Singaporeans do not ‘short-change’ ministers. However, at a time when the pension scheme and high annual salary of ministers comes under intense criticism from the public whose CPF scheme is under tight control and where they can’t even draw out any money until the age of 62, it is perhaps unwise to make comments such as his. After ...

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