12 Mar '11, 11am

LKY says us women in Singapore will become "maids in other countries" if ministers' pay do not increase: #sgelections

LKY says us women in Singapore will become "maids in other countries" if ministers' pay do not increase: #sgelections

I wonder if LKY ever worried that his wife or daughter will end up as a maid if he did not take part in what initially was anti-establishment opposition politics. If LKY is a young lawyer in his 30s again, how will he choose to live his life? Would he complain about the crummy pay for the bulk of his career, the risks he put himself and his family in, the loss of privacy etc. and give up on politics? Not a chance! Because politics is in his blood, and he would suffer immeasurably if he was blocked from politics. How do you pay people who are doing their dream jobs? Not much I suppose. He was convinced he could make a difference, and that was motivation enough. What I suspect now, is that the average minister is no more than a glorified permanent secretary with little real power to make a real difference. If there is a future with Singaporean women working as maids overseas...

Full article: http://mrwangsaysso.blogspot.com/2007/04/cnn-on-ministers...

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