Subject: This should make you puke.........
If the President's salary is $4.2million, what about the PM's, MM's,SM's and
other ministers' pay? Well, we suppose as good planners, they must pre-empt
and quickly increase their salary before the next recession caused by th
spike in oil price on account of the turmoil in the Middle East.
The report 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 a year sum of $4,267,500; a hefty 20.8%
quantum jump of $890,700. That's double the precentage increase of the
finanial 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
Tharman 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
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
Subject: PAP ministerial salaries.......
The amounts given below are correct before yesterday's blatant announcement
of an increase in President Nathan's salary.
Top 30 Highest Paid Politicians in the World (Information obtained from the
Clean sweep by tiny Singapore to be in the Guiness Book of Records!
Top 30 highest paid politicians in the world; and they are all from
(All amounts exclude bonuses)
1. "Elected" or "Selected" 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 Tong - 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 - S$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 -
14. Health Minister Khaw Boon Wan - S$2.6 million.
15. Finance Minister S. Tharman - S$2.6 million.
16. Education & 2nd Minister for Defence Dr. Ng Eng Heng - S$2.6 million.
17. Community Development Youth and Sports Minister - Dr. Vivian
Balakrishnan - S$2.5 million.
18. Transport & 2nd Minister for Foreign Affairs Raymond Lim Siang Kiat -
19. Law & 2nd Minister for Home Affairs K. Shammugam 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 million.
The next 8 from Senior Ministers to Minister of State - each getting between
S$1.8 million to S$1.5 million.
As compared to other countries' Leaders:
1. Donald Tsang Yum-Kuen - Hong Kong (S$716K)
2. Barack Obama - United States of America (S$555K)
3. Nicolas Sarkozy - France (S$441K)
4. Angela Merkel - Germany (S$420K)
5. Gordon Brown - UK (S$387K)
6. Tarso Aso - Japan (S337K)
Total up the above six leaders: Only S$2.856 million.
In other words, even a Singapore DPM has higher salary than all of the above
leaders combined !!
Could it mean that these PAP's DPMs are more capable than all the leaders
from the 6 biggest world economies combined?
Singapore must be thankful to have such talent !!!!
Subject: After more than 50 years of PAP rules...see what they had given to Singaporeans
1. Singaporeans work the most number of hours per week in the world.
2. Most Singaporeans will never own a car because COEs (Certificates of
Entitlement) are way too expensive and limieted.
3. The average home size of the Singaporean has fallen from 1660 sq. feet to
about 1000 sq. feet in the past decade.
4. Fertility rate in Singapore has fallen to below that of Japan - among the
lowest in the world because the government makes it very expensive for
couples to have children and also the cost of living is very high.
5. Only less than half the Singaporeans can meet the minimum sum for their
CPF retirement accounts. Meaning many will never get to retire.
6. 17% of Singaporeans do not have medical insurance - the highest in the
developed world ~ plus and minus a few percentage point when compared to
7. Singapore has the fastest growing foreigner population per capita in the
world. Within a decade, the majority of people in Singapore will be foreign
8. Singapore has the highest paid politial leaders in the world...
9. Singapore has the highest income gap of all developed countries.
10. More than one person kills himself/herself every day.
11. Singaporeans have the highest savings rate in the world due to CPF; but
many will not get to use them until they are more than 62 and gradually to
65 years old; provided they still have some money left after paying and
deducding for their purchase of very expensive "subsidized" public housing
12. The Singapore parliament has the least opposition in terms of percentage
of seats in the world amoung countries that claim to be democratic.
13. Singapore bans chewing gum but legalizes casinos. Casinos are legalized
in only 2 of the 50 American states.
14. Singapore hangs the most people per capita in the world. Even more than
15. Singapore cars are the most expensive in the world.
16. Singaporeans have the lowest purchasing power among all developed
countries according to UBS.... even Malaysians in KL have higher purchasing
17. The Singapore government has the highest sovereign wealth fund per
capita... and among the top few in absolute terms.
18. Singapore spends more on defence than Malaysia and Indonesia combined -
so we guess we do not need too much diplomacy and or diplomats; and can
afford to badmouth them according to Wikileaks.
19. Singapore has a class 1 civil service in the world according to Minister
Lim Swee Say. We also want to add that the people working in those class 1
civil service are paid exorbitant salaries and may bonuses equal to 9 times
their monthly salaries; referred to as "performance bonuses".
20. Singapore has only one newspaper company called SPH that produces horads
of quality and propaganda news of the government; such as Straits Times, Sin
Min and other reading delights. We have 5 newspaper companies decades ago;
but it all becomes one as the population grows.
21. Singaporeans serve NS (National Service) for 2 to 2.5 years; this is the
longest in the world after Israel. We do it because we can afford the time;
as many Singaporeans work their whole life without retirement; and so what
is the difference of putting aside 2 years?
22. Singapore has the world's oldest politicians. His name is Lee Kuan Yew.
As long as he is around, the relentless iron fisted rules will persist. He
will make very sure of that.
23. The present Prime Minister, Lee Hsien Loogn is "coincidently" the eldest
son of Lee Kuan Yew.
24. Singapore has the most expensive public housing in the world; although
they were "heavily" subsidized by the PAP government. But according to
Minister Mah, it is still affordable base on their own ministerial salaries
of several millions of dollars per year. What is $400,000 to $500,000 for a
4-room HDB flat?