26 May '11, 3pm

Catherine Lim: GE 2011’s Real Winners—The People (But Who Are We?) > #sgelections

There was an obvious symbolism about PM’s decision to make the announcement of the review only at the very end, and thus on a climactic note, highlighting its primacy in the post GE 2011 ‘soul-searching’ . Observers would not have missed the special care he took to dispel all doubts about the sincerity of his intention to do away with a controversy that had been the cause of a bitter, 17-year-old feud between the government and the people. In a statement of astonishing honesty and humility, PM gave as his reason for the review of the salaries, the very same one that the people had, for years, been advancing for their abolition, namely, that ‘the value and ethos of political service’ cannot be linked to monetary incentives. The head of the review committee, as if to assure the people that there would be no skirting their main grievance about a salary scheme which allowed a ...

Full article: http://catherinelim.sg/2011/05/26/ge-2011%E2%80%99s-real-...

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