主题:Something we never get to know....................|
作者:冬冬 9:19pm 05/05/2011
Something we never get to know........................
A ministerial quality speech by Sylvia Lim who is paid 1/200 of minister's pay.
Attached: NMP Sylvia Lim gave an excellent speech in Parliament. The HARD TRUTHS of GREED is hard to swallow that the controlled media dare not publish her speech. It was not reported in our state-owned media. The MPs and Ministers looked stunned by her eloquent delivery. Worth to spend a few minutes to listen the complete speech.
This Should Make You Puke
March 11th, 2011 | Author: Online Press
While the whole wide world braces for the impact of price increases in oil, food and commodities, Parliament has quietly moved to increase the selected president’s salary to $4,267,500, a hefty 20.8% quantum jump of $890,700. That’s double the percentage increase of the financial assistance package for the poor, which was recently adjusted from $360 to $400 per month.
If you haven’t spewed your morning coffee yet, listen to this. Minister Thaman proposed the change for “recruitment of an additional staff officer to support the work of the Council of Presidential Advisers and a butler manager to meet increased demand for butler services, and the high variable payments on account of a strong economic growth”. We know from Tom Plate’s account that Lee Kuan Yew has two staff just to provide hot towels for his aching bones, but are there so many butlers there in the Istana that they need a “butler manager” to supervise the servants? It’s bad enough to read of “higher variable payments”, Tharman also uses the term ‘”ad hoc spending”. Does the national budget also have a YOG styled “other costs” accounting entry?
Tharman tried to downplay the gross abuse of public funds by saying that the total expenditure for the “Civil List for the President of the Republic of Singapore” will be the same as the revised 2010 figure of $11,605,000. What he did not say to the public is that the original 2010 figure was $10,354,700. Why and when was the number “revised” by $1,250,300 to $11,605,000? Just in time for the 2011 budget?
By the way, while sky rocketing COEs are threatening the affordability of cars for those who need to drive for work purposes, these guys have also decided that the president needs a new office car. Are we even on the same planet?
The amounts given below are correct before yesterday's announcement of an increase in President Nathan's salary
Top 30 Highest Paid Politicians in the World (Information obtained from the internet)
Clean sweep by tiny Singapore to be in the Guinness Book of Records!
Top 30 highest paid politicians in the world and they are all from Singapore.
(All amounts exclude bonuses.)
1. Elected President SR Nathan - S$3.9 million.
2. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong - S$3.8 million.
3. Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew - S$3.5 million.
4. Senior Minister Goh Chok Thong - S$3.5 million.
5. Senior Minister Prof Jayakumar - S$3.2 million.
6. DPM & Home Affairs Minister Wong Kan Seng - S$2.9 million.
7. DPM & Defence Minister Teo Chee Hean - $2.9 million.
8. Foreign Affairs Minister George Yeo - S$2.8 million.
9. National Development Minister Mah Bow Tan - S$2.7 million.
10. PMO Minister Lim Boon Heng - S$2.7 million.
11. Trade and Industry Minister Lim Hng Kiang - S$2.7 million.
12. PMO Minister Lim Swee Say - S$2.6 million.
13. Environment Minister & Muslim Affairs Minister Dr Yaccob Ibrahim - S$2.6 million.
14. Health Minister Khaw Boon Wan- S$2.6 million.
15. Finance Minister S Tharman - S$2.6 million.
16. Education Minister & 2nd Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen - S$2.6 million.
17. Community Development Youth and Sports Minister - Dr VivianBalakrishnan - S$2.5 million.
18. Transport Minister & 2nd Minister for Foreign Affairs Raymond Lim Siang Kiat - S$2.5 million.
19. Law Minister & 2nd Minister for Home Affairs K Shanmugam - S$2.4 million.
20. Manpower Minister Gan Kim Yong - S$2.2 million.
21. PMO Minister Lim Hwee Hwa - S$2.2 million.
22. Acting ICA Minister - Lui Tuck Yew - S$2.0 million.
23 to 30 = Senior Ministers of State and Ministers of State - each getting between S$1.8 million to S$1.5 million.
Compared to other Countries' Leaders:
Donald Tsang Yum-Kuen - Hong Kong (S$716k)
Barack Obama - United States (S$555k)
Nicolas Sarkozy - France (S$441k)
Angela Merkel - Germany (S$420k)
Gordon Brown - UK (S$387k)
Taro Aso - Japan (S$337k)
Total of all 6: S$2,856,000
In other words, even our one DPM has higher salary than all of the above leaders combined !!
Means our DPMs are more able than all the leaders from the 6 biggest world economies combined. We must be thankful to have such talent !!!!