22 May '11, 5am

45% think that ministerial salaries should be cut by at least 70%

PM Lee has just appointed a committee chaired by Gerard Ee to review ministerial salaries . As pointed out in today’s Straits Times (printed edition), the government “does not disclose how much each minister is paid”, but the most current figures released by PSD are for the year 2009, which Salary.sg also covered in a previous article : President $3.14m Prime Minister $3.04m Ministerial Grade MR4 $1.57m – senior Perm Secs also get this amount. Entry Superscale Grade SR9 $353,000 Allowance for Members of Parliament $190,000. Note that almost all MPs hold full-time jobs and some are also directors of companies. When interviewed, the chair of the Ministerial Salaries Review committee, Gerard Ee, said (emphasis mine): “Whatever we work out, the final answer must include a substantial discount on comparable salaries in the private sector …” (ST, May 22, 2011) I have 2 questions...

Full article: http://www.salary.sg/2011/ministerial-pay-review/

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