Daily Archives: 2007-03-23

The Case for Higher Salaries for Government Ministers

EXTRACT OF SPEECH BY MR LEE KUAN YEW, THEN SENIOR MINISTER, TO THE NATIONAL TRADE UNION CONGRESS AT THE SINGAPORE CONFERENCE HALL ON 19 JULY 1996. Ministers who deal with billions of dollars cannot be paid low salaries without risking a system malfunction. Low salaries will not attract able men who are or can be successful in their professions or …

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Of untrue material, politicians lying and blogs which tell the truth

After reading channelnewsasia’s report about what Minister Vivian Balakrishnan said about new media, I will have to agree with Aaron that what the minister said is rather confusing. It is good that the minister reiterated what Dr Lee Boon Yang had said before – that the government will adopt a “light touch” on what goes on, on the internet. It …

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1.8% cap on any bus, train fare hike this year

Straits Times 1.8% cap on any bus, train fare hike this year Public Transport Council gives operators till August to apply March 23, 2007 ANY decision this year on raising bus and train fares will be known only in August at the earliest, instead of the usual May announcement in previous years. And if the Public Transport Council (PTC) approves …

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