You $pin Me Round

By | April 7, 2007

Once again, Lee Kuan Yew is trying to spread FUD when he said that it is “absurd” for Singaporeans to quarrel about ministerial pay and warned that Singapore would suffer if the government could not pay competitive salaries.

“Your security will be at risk and our women will become maids in other people’s countries,” he claimed.

Does this sound like someone you know? Like the idiotic George Bush, for instance. Not that I’m trying to imply that Lee is a senile minister. You’ll have to draw your own conclusion.

No matter how the PAP government tries to put a spin on things, it cannot fool all the people all the time.

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You spin me right round, baby…right a record…round round round round…

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Little Dragon reinforces the Steel SuperRiceBowl!

Dammit, that’s good money in anyone’s book. Top ministers here only earn about a tenth of that.


Looks more like a giant diamond-studded titanium rice bowl to me, if the report that ministers who turn 55 actually receive both salary and pension at the same time is true.


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