Singapore Ministers' salary reviewed

I just read from Asiaone that there was a Revised pay for S'pore President and Cabinet from May 21.


I think this is partly also because there was a lot of unhappiness from the ground feeling why they are paid so highly.

Well, not sure will they announced how much is the reviewed salary pay too?


SINGAPORE - President S R Nathan and the Cabinet will be drawing revised salaries from May 21 onwards.

According to a statement released today by the Prime Minister's Office, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong decided that the new salaries for political appointment holders will take effect from May 21, the date when the new Cabinet was sworn in.

President S R Nathan also adopted the new salary on the same day. Although the salary for the President would in-principle commence from the new term of the President, the President informed Prime Minister Lee that he would adopt the new salary from May 21, said the statement.

The new salary scale comes after PM Lee announced the formation of a committee to review salaries of the President, Prime Minister and political appointment holders.
The committee will be headed by Gerard Ee, who is the Chairman of Changi General Hospital and Chairman of National Kidney Foundation.

The committee members include John De Payva, President of the National Trades Union Congress, Fang Ai Lian, Chairman of the Charity Council and Chairman of the Methodist Girls School Board of Management, Stephen Lee Ching Yen, President of the Singapore National Employers Federation and Po’ad bin Shaik Abu Bakar Mattar, Member of the Council of Presidential Advisers and Member of the Public Service Commission.

George Quek, Founder and Chairman of Breadtalk Group Ltd, Vice President of Teochew Poit Ip Huay Kuan and Chairman, Xinmin Secondary School Advisory Committee, Lucien Wong, Managing Partner of Allen & Gledhill LLP and Chairman, Maritime and Port Authority and Wong Ngit Liong, Chairman of the National University of Singapore Board of Trustees and Chairman & CEO, Venture Corporation Limited will also be onboard.
The committee will take into account salaries of comparable jobs in the private sector and other reference points such as the general wage levels in Singapore.


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