20 Jan '12, 4pm

Former MM Lee on political salaries

Lee Kuan Yew speaks up by letter. No public appearances lately? Today : I listened to several of the speeches in Parliament on ministerial salaries and read the rest in the newspapers. With a different generation, political attitudes change. But for Singapore, the basic challenge remains unchanged: That unless we have a steady stream of high quality men and women to serve as PM and ministers, Singapore as a little red dot will become a little black spot. I was PM from 1959 to 1990 and Senior Minister in PM Goh Chok Tong’s cabinet from 1990 to 2004. To find able and committed men and women of integrity, willing to spend the prime of their lives, and going through the risky process of elections, we cannot underpay our ministers and argue that their sole reward should be their contribution to the public good. Every family wants to provide the best for their children, to go to...

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