27 May '11, 4pm

[TOC] PAP MP withdraws remarks on ministerial salaries

[TOC] PAP MP withdraws remarks on ministerial salaries

People’s Action Party (PAP) Member of Parliament for Nee Soon GRC, Dr Lim Wee Kiak has apologised and withdrawn the remarks he made about ministerial salaries. Dr Lim was reported by the Chinese press last week as having said: “If the annual salary of the Minister of Information, Communication and Arts is only $500,000, it may pose some problems when he discuss policies with media CEOs who earn millions of dollars because they need not listen to the minister’s ideas and proposals, hence a reasonable payout will help to maintain a bit of dignity.” His comments drew swift and angry response online with many castigating and criticising him. On Friday Dr Lim apologised for the remarks in a posting he made on his Facebook page. The posting, titled ” Clarification, apology and withdrawal of my quote “, is as follows: Minister’s pay is a sensitive issue and is one that many are c...

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