20 Jul '11, 12pm

[TR] Murdoch praises Singapore’s ministerial pay

While facing a grilling by the UK parliament on Tuesday, media tycoon Rupert Murdoch praised Singapore as a model country, saying it is temptation-free because of its high ministerial pay, indirectly suggesting that UK ministers should be paid as much to prevent corruption. The 80-year-old CEO of News Corp said that “the most open and clear society in the world is Singapore — the cleanest society you can find anywhere — as every minister is paid at least one million dollars a year and has no temptation to transgress”. Murdoch was speaking at a hearing into the phone hacking scandal of his group’s News of the World tabloid. Murdoch’s intriguing statement brought about negative responses from the parliament. “Good luck in selling that one,” the furious MP Damian Collins replied. The entire parliament even laughed in mockery. Singaporeans reacted to his comment in dismay, too...

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