Govt debunks ‘falsehoods’ about ministerial salaries that have appeared online recently

Govt debunks ‘falsehoods’ about ministerial salaries that have appeared online recently

File picture of Singapore's Parliament in session (Photo: TODAY)
SINGAPORE: The Government has moved to debunk what it described as “falsehoods” about ministerial salaries that have been circulating recently.
The Factually website, which is managed by the Public Communications Division of the Ministry of Communications and Information, said several websites and social media pages have “jumped on the issue” of ministerial salaries in recent weeks.
written parliamentary reply, had shared on Sep 10 the performance bonus of Singapore’s political office-holders from 2013 to 2017.
Mr Lee was responding to the Workers’ Party’s Non-Constituency Member of Parliament Leon Perera who had asked what has been the average, highest and lowest total number of bonus months paid to an individual minister in each of the past five years.
Mr Lee said that the actual performance bonus range from 2013 to 2017 was three to six months, while the actual average performance bonus was between 4.1 and 4.4 months for the same period. According to the Factually website, a minister's annual salary comprises five components: Monthly pay, 13th month bonus, performance bonus, annual variable component and National Bonus.
Source: CNA/ra