Daily Archives: 2007-04-12

Danger when simplistic benchmarks influence the wrong behaviours

This is filed under “Letters to TOC”. From “boboshooter” I would like to add to the discussions and debates regarding the latest round of ministerial and civil service pay increases. Firstly I applaud our Prime Minister for taking the lead and donating his increments to charity. I hope the other ministers will follow suit. However, even if they do so, …

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Damage control by the prime minister?

By Andrew Loh It is interesting to hear the prime minister, Lee Hsien Loong, declare that he will donate his salary increment to charity at a time when the government’s moral authority is being questioned. The prime minister said: “To make it quite clear why I’m doing this, and also to give me the moral standing to defend this policy …

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Why the poor needs help now

By Leong Sze Hian According to Parliamentary and news reports, the PM will donate his salary increase for the next 5 years to charity. It states that “he does not expect other ministers to follow his example because although the salary increases were a Cabinet decision, it was he who had to carry the ultimate responsibility, and not the ministers …

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