29 May '18, 9am

Lee Kuan Yew’s salary as Prime Minister in 1973 was S$9,500 per month. His ministers? S$7,000. https://t.co/U6txvgGAIi

Lee Kuan Yew’s salary as Prime Minister in 1973 was S$9,500 per month. His ministers? S$7,000. https://t.co/U6txvgGAIi

“Sir, my generation of political leaders have become dinosaurs, an extinct breed of men who went into politics because of the passion of their convictions. The problem now is a simple one: How to select younger leaders when the conditions that had motivated the Old Guards to sacrifice promising prospects of a good life for a political cause are no longer obtainable in a completely different social climate? This change in climate is inevitable with economic progress and a change in social values.Let me explain very simply, Mr Speaker, that MPs are real men and women, just like you and me, with real families who have real aspirations in life. So when we talk of all these high-falutin, noble, lofty causes, remember at the end of the day, very few people become priests.”

Full article: https://mothership.sg/2018/05/ministerial-salaries-histor...

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