29 Dec '11, 8am

Mr Gerard Ee, Chairman of the committee that is reviewing salaries of the President, Prime Minister, political...

Mr Gerard Ee has indicated that the Government-appointed eight-person commission which he chairs to review ministerial salaries will be submitting its report to PM Lee Hsien Loong tomorrow, 30 Dec 11. The Singapore Democrats look forward to a comprehensive revision of not just the amounts of money that ministers are paid, which most Singaporeans consider way too much, but also the formula by which the salaries are determined. In our paper Ethical Salaries For A Public Centred Government which was launched in November 2011, the SDP recommended that ministerial salaries be pegged at 30 times the mean wage of the lowest 20 percent of wage earners in Singapore and the PM's salary at 40 times. This will make the PM's pay $56,000 per month, a cut of about 88 percent of the current amount. The SDP also proposed that the variable bonuses in the current pay formula be removed. This...

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