Thursday, April 12, 2007

LHL self pwns again

No matter how hard the PAP tries to twist and turn their way in selling their koyok and senseless logic behind raising their salaries, the people just don't buy it. Increasingly this is turning into quite an ugly episode. International media has reported on it, and a White Official was said to be stunned by LHL's new salary amount.

Wednesday April 11, 10:38 AM
Singapore PM's salary stuns White House official

A senior White House official on Tuesday admitted he was floored by the news that Singapore's prime minister earned five times more than US President George W. Bush.

"I'm going to emigrate and run for office in Singapore," the official said on condition he be identified only as "a senior administration official who sits in disbelief after reading that story."

On Monday, the Singapore government had announced a fresh 25.5 percent pay hike for Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, boosting his salary to 2.05 million dollars per year.

Bush gets paid 400,000 dollars per year for doing his job, according to the White House.

Combined with personal investment income, he and his wife Laura reported 618,694 dollars in taxable income in the 2005 fiscal year. They had to pay 187,768 dollars in federal taxes.

But maybe Bush shouldn't feel so bad. The Singaporean's paycheck is eight times fatter than Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's.

The latest wayang came yesterday from LHL himself who has so far kept very quiet letting his father and other ministers do the mixture of hard sell tinged with heavy dosage of fear tactics. LHL announced that he will "freeze" his own pay and donate the 80% increment he will get to charities. Awwwwwwww... S'poreans will be so touched! Nice mix of hard sell and soft approach from the PAP, well orchestrated and choreographed, hahaha!

From Today:
In a speech that was at times emotional and peppered with anecdotes from his own 23-year career in politics, Mr Lee spoke about his fears of Singapore getting a corrupt premier in the future. "I'm worried about somebody wanting to be Prime Minister, hoping to be paid not a single cent but still collect $400 million — under the table ..."

Apple's Steve Jobs takes a annual token salary of just US$1. Of course Steve Jobs must be collecting US$400 million under the table and Apple the world's foremost computer company must be suffering from a dose of corrupt management according to LHL and PAP's logic.

Not only that I think LHL has just undermined the entire system past leaders including his father have built up. Is he saying under the present system it is possible to collect $400 million under the table? HAHAHAH!! Mo matter how hard they try, it is time they realise the more they argue the more ridiculous they look to the whole world.

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