I am kind of curious,
HOW MANY MINSTERs DID WE LOSE TO THE PRIVATE SECTOR?
ie did we lose a few ministers in the past decade who LEFT the government to pursure more lucrative positions inthe PRIVATE sector?
Government keep saying the our talented ministers can command much more pay in private sectors, so did any of them left for the private sector?
If there are really quite a few of these cases, maybe the pay rise is justified.
True, especially some of the profeesional they compared to, most need to have very long experience in that specific field, most even need to study in that field, take further examination, build up reputation etc. Are the ministers really qualify for those specific terms to get that pay?
Just wonder if a minister is out of job, can he find a job with a similar or better pay as a minister post?
I find it quite strange, if it is true, for someone serving as an MP or Minister, who is already quite well paid, to say then that they should be paid higher otherwise they would go into the private sector and earn more. If someone is getting 1 million in salary as a Minister and says they should be paid 2 million or more 'cos they could go out into the private sector and earn 4 million as a CEO of a company or Partner in a law firm - I'd say go ahead and leave. 'Cos that says to me, they are not there as a Minister with the best interests of the people/country in their mind, their main priority is looking after themselves and wondering how much they can earn doing something else. They could both be equally competent at being a Minister, but I'd rather someone who was decently paid as a Minister who wants to be there to make the country a better place, than someone who is there because the pay is really good.
His country faces a more realistic and imminent threat that others. Yet I think his pay is peanuts compared to those in the private sector.
We too, make decisions that affects thousands and millions, that is to upgrade the lift that stops every floor or to get that new fanciful walkway.
“How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.” - Adolf Hitler
looked at other areas, MP all highly paid, that's why those areas sooo peaceful, cos everyone is happy! they are very glad P a P is in their district! look at straits times, everyone is so happy there! i am happy here in bishan too! why? cos no opposition can even touch bishan. p a p is a monoploy here! we are so happy!! let's wave our hands and support them!
go p a p . go p a p . go p a p.
i hope you sense the sacarsm
e are all happy citizens of singapore under the wonderous political dominance of p a p.
Last edited by satay16; 26th March 2007 at 05:10 PM.
if singapore's GDP, crime rate, corruption figures etc are 300-500 percent BETTER than any other country in the world, then i say you have a case to justify paying ministers and top civil srevants that kind of salary.
but the fact is, we dont even come in the top for some of these criteria. yet in those countries that do, they are paid far less than what our ministers are paid.
frankly, the corruption argument doesnt wash anymore.
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