11 Jun '11, 6am

MPs on Ministerial pay review: 'Take care cut does not drive talent away'

MPs on Ministerial pay review: 'Take care cut does not drive talent away'

Even as they expect a cut in the remuneration of political leaders to be 'inevitable', Members of Parliament are cautioning that it should not be too drastic, so as not to drive top talent away from politics. -- ST PHOTO: BRYAN VAN DER BEEK EVEN as they expect a cut in the remuneration of political leaders to be 'inevitable', Members of Parliament are cautioning that it should not be too drastic, so as not to drive top talent away from politics. Several MPs contacted by The Straits Times this week voiced the concern when asked what they would be saying to the committee appointed by the Prime Minister to review salaries for political appointment holders. Retired accountant Gerard Ee, who chairs the committee, has written to MPs asking for their input by June 20. Mr Vikram Nair, a lawyer who entered politics last month and was elected MP for Sembawang GRC, said of the expect...

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