I was at Tiong Bahru Plaza earlier this evening and saw a longish queue of peeps at thePOSB/DBS Atms at Basement 1. On the first level, there was an even longer queue at the POSB branch next to Watsons!
My feeling are best summed up by Ms Eileen Yu’s post here
Perhaps the day when some Singaporean women might end up as maids in another country — as once postulated by ex Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew — may not be too far off? I’m not thinking of tomorrow but when those who are babies today are grown?
SMRT, floods in Orchard Road, but worse, the Ministerial pay review committee actually recommending 30 to 50+% pay cuts.
Poor Mr Gerard Ee & Co. Perhaps they think this is what the people of Singapore want. Lower pay for office holders and more transparency in arriving at the numbers.
How wrong can Ee & Co be! As witness the unhappy noises already being made re the cut. I got an email by a respected (I think) member of the bar via a relative which claimed that his toes were laughing (at the cut).
Many Singaporeans are unhappy with the way some things are done in our country; moi included. But unhappiness over ministerial pay — while most easily articulated — isn’t going to be assuaged if other spurs in the system continue to prick and bruise.
Sad. And baaaad…
Because the years of belly acheing over ministerial pay are the symptoms, not the disease.
And that is?
Leaders who instead of leading allow themselves to be swayed by all manners of inane opinion, especially those of the cyber lynch mob. 😦