SNA - OPINION: Singapore backlash against political pay rates despite cut - Daily Telegraph

SNA - OPINION: Singapore backlash against political pay rates despite cut - Daily Telegraph

Despite the salary cuts, all cabinet members will be entitled to a "National Bonus" of up to three months' pay if targets are met on economic growth, employment and improvement in Singaporeans' incomes. Bonuses were already part of the previous pay scheme, which permitted a maximum of eight months' extra pay if economic growth exceeded 10 percent but none if growth dipped below 2.0 percent. Critics immediately swamped online forums to slam the new salary scheme, which was recommended by an independent committee whose proposals Lee has agreed to implement. "Ordinary minister's salary still higher than US President! Still too high! Pure Nonsense!" wrote a reader who signed off as Lim Lao Pe on the Yahoo! Singapore portal.

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