Many Singaporeans are happy that the government will review ministerial salaries, partly because they finally feel that their voices are being heard and their votes making a difference. Sadly Mr Gerrard Ee and his review committee will still be using old methodologies, such as benchmarking salaries to the private sector. That is a shame—this is a wonderful opportunity for a fresh, novel look at the … Continue reading Ministerial salaries: A bottom-up approach?
Though it has taken some time for me to gather my thoughts on this complex, polarising figure, I think I’ve finally made up my mind. I believe it’s important that we come together to support Tin Pei Ling–in the same way we should support every parliamentarian representing our country. The only exception: if she’s found guilty of breaking cooling-off day rules, as discussed below.1 When … Continue reading TPL
For me, the saddest thing about the elections is the loss of George Yeo. (Just to be clear on this point, I am delighted that the opposition won a GRC, and I’m pleased that Low’s team got in. But I am still sad that George is no longer around. as do many others, I blame our flawed GRC system for this.) George is eloquent and … Continue reading By George!