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Ho Ching shares article justifying PM Lee’s high salary : “we must not take advantage of them to underpay”




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Ho Ching, CEO of Temasek Holdings, shared an article on her Facebook page with the following title, ‘Why Is The Salary Of Singapore’s Prime Minister So High?’.

Taken from finance website Seedly, the article explains, “A Top-Performing CEO Should Command Top-Dollar For His Or Her Work”.

Ho, wife of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong added a caption saying, “I have no view one way or other about who deserves what”.

However, she wrote that “One big difference is the clean wage system in SG – ie no other perks in kind, and no pensions or other benefits after leaving office in SG, while most if not all other countries would have many other perks during term of office, like butlers and hairdressers, free flights on national airlines, even family holidays, etc; and quite a number like the USA would include perks after end of term of office”.

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“When we look for people, whether for public service or social services like helping the poor, the disabled or the disadvantaged, we need to have those with the right heart of passion and (sic) commitment, and the right hand of skills, knowledge and capabilities, and the right head of wisdom and understanding of long-term effects and sustainable systems”.

Ho Ching concluded her post with the following: “Having these qualities of excellence, we must not take advantage of them to underpay, or require them to wear hair suits for a show of sainthood”.

Recently, the Chief executive officer of Temasek Holdings shared another post on social media that caught the attention of many.

The article titled; ‘Here’s why sometimes it is okay to cut ties with toxic family members’.

The article was about toxic family relationships and how “You can’t choose the family you’re born into, but you certainly have the choice to distance yourself from them if they’re toxic and they’re only causing you pain”.

It also explained the top five reasons to cut ties with toxic family members.

Ironically (or not), there has been an ongoing family feud between the siblings of the Lee family regarding the house of late Mr Lee Kuan Yew.

Read related: Ho Ching shares article on cutting ties with toxic family members


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