S’poreans agree having 2 Acting Ministers of Education means they must share 1 salary

Posted on 29 September 2015

This is called fairness and equality.


Singaporeans from all walks of life, who believe in a democratic society based on justice and equality, have come out to agree with one another that having appointed two Acting Ministers of Education means they must share one salary.

This after it was announced at the recent Cabinet reshuffle that two ministers will be sharing the workload previously done by one minister: Ng Chee Meng will be Acting Minister (Schools), while Ong Ye Kung will be Acting Minister (Higher Education and Skills).

One Singaporean, Zhen Gong Ping, said: “Since there are two Acting Ministers of Education, this means that they have half the work load each.”

“Which means each one must receive half the pay as well.”

“It wouldn’t be right to be paying each one of them a full salary when there are now two people doing one job.”

However, not all Singaporeans who heard of this felt this is fair.

Another Singaporean, Jiang Dao Li, said: “Letting them share one salary is unfair. Instead, they should be paid $6 an hour, comparable to the service industry rates in Singapore since they are servants of the people.”

“Actually come to think of it, the two of them must be allowed to fight each other at the end of each month.”

“The winner will take all the salary.”






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