An interesting exchange between Law Minister Shanmugam and his commenters on his Facebook page:
K Shanmugam: Sc Weilun, I am trying to understand. Do you think the cost of food has gone up because of Ministers salaries / You dont think the cost of food has anything to do with several hundreds of millions of people in India and China now becoming consumers and competing ?
K Shanmugam: Sc weilun, on Ministers salaries. will ask you to note one point. For the current Cabinet, many of us have made serious sacrifices. We are not in it for the money. Our concern is for the future of Spore - your children and grandchildren. What should be the appropriate benchmark for getting good ppl to come into public service.
Facebook Commenter: Ask Chen Show Mao, he doesn't need a benchmark. He just do it.
View the entire Facebook post and comments at Shanmugam's FB page.