Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Happy until like kena strike Toto!!!

You see them laughing until so happy u would be forgiven for thinking that they tio 10 million toto! This is web banner from asia one website. But guess what the picture above is no longer there, SPH has changed it to something more sombre below...

Wah piang! What a big difference! Hahaha! Suddenly all so sad liao especially the Teo fella kena look like someone died like that. Tio toto still look so unhappy??? Money still not enough ah?! KKNBCCB!

There isn't much for me to say about the ministers pay raise that have not be spoken of in other blogs by bloggers with better articulation.

The Hen says this...
"We know financial rewards cannot and should not be the main motivator of those in the Public Service. However, that does not mean we do not need to pay them market-competitive salaries. We don't want pay to be the reason for people to join us, or to leave after joining us."

What a load of contradictions and BS. End of the day despite all the smoke and posturing the fact is they paid themselves the best and the mostest and have lost all sense of proportion. 60% raise is simply out of this world!

I read even MPs get a raise too, even walkover MPs who don't represent the people, and their performance is tied to GDP. Again this strange obsession with GDP. What about the soft indicators such as income gap, freedom of speech, political openness and so on? Will MPs now push for even more pro-business policies (not that they haven't been) at even greater expense of those who are left behind?

I notice also the PM is strangely quiet. The GST hike and budget speech was handled by Tartman. Now the unpopular issue of minister raise is thrown to the Hen. Even MM has to come out on the son's behalf to ram down the logic, not that MM is anymore convincing. This is not the way for leaders to lead. It reminds me of last yr's GE where LHL as so-called 'commander-in-chief' of PAP's election campaign was largely absent and ineffective, with the whole PAP campaign in disarray with u-turns and hiccups right down to polling day. This is the kind of paper general that is leading Singapore now and it doesn't look good. I suspect the father knows that too, which is why he die die cannot let go.

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