The Prime Minister’s office (PMO) has come under fire today for allegedly polling civil servants on the ongoing Lee family dispute and their opinions on whether the saga has cast aspersions on the name of public institutions.
Facebook user Leslie Chew claims that someone sent him the following screenshots of an online poll and email that is allegedly from the PMO. One of the questions captured on the screenshot suggests that the PMO is trying to ascertain whether public service officers themselves have begun to doubt the integrity of public institutions, following the dispute going public.
In his post, Leslie, a cartoonist, questioned: “Is it not an abuse of public resources for the PM to use the PMO to conduct the poll? If the PM wants some opinion about his family matters, shouldn’t he be using his own money to hire professional survey firms to conduct the poll instead of abusing taxpayers funded resources like this?
“Is it not a waste of taxpayers’ monies paid to civil/public servants to be spending their working time participating in polls of the PM’s personal & private family matter instead of using the said time doing the actual job they are paid for – serving the people?”
In just an hour since being uploaded, Leslie’s post has been widely shared with many commentators slamming the government for allegedly expending its resources into resolving this family matter.