When I made the decision to join politics in 2006, pay was not a key factor. Loss of privacy, public scrutiny on myself and my family and loss of personal time were. The disruption to my career was also an important consideration. I had some ground to believe that my family would not suffer a drastic change in the standard of living even though I experienced a drop in my income. So it is with this recent pay cut. If the balance is tilted further in the future, it will make it harder for any one considering political office.
Foot, meet mouth.
My first thought was, where got loss of privacy? It's not like Singapore media is THAT invasive.
My second thought was, the PAP slate at Aljunied GRC does need a few more MPs to make up the numbers.
I think sometimes, the most gracious way to respond to a hot topic like a ministerial pay cut is not say anything at all, lest you make people say Grace FFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!
The Ministerial Pay Cut Committee has announced its results. It will be a 36% pay cut for PM, and a 37% cut for entry-level ministers proposed. The President's salary will be cut by 51%. Also no more pensions: