Khamis, Januari 05, 2012

Singapura Potong Gaji Ahli Parlimen Dan Menteri

President, MPs react to pay cut
Posted: 04 January 2012 1847 hrs

SINGAPORE: Singapore's President Tony Tan Keng Yam has welcomed the recommendations of the Ministerial Salaries Review Committee announced on Wednesday. (Presiden Singapura, Tony Tan Keng Yam (gambar) mengalu-alukan cadangan Jawatankuasa Mengkaji Gaji Menteri yang diumumkan pada hari Rabu.)

In a statement, a spokesman for the Office of the President said Dr Tony Tan has informed the prime minister he will adopt the president's salary as recommended by the committee, backdated 1 September last year, the day he was sworn into office. (Jurucakap Presiden dalam pengumumannya menyebut, Dr. Tony Tan telah memaklumkan Perdana Menteri, dia akan menerima gaji presiden seperti yang ditetapkan oleh jawatankuasa berbalik ke tarikh 1 September 2011, ketika dia dilantik ke jawatan tersebut.)

Meanwhile, Member of Parliament (MP) for Jurong Group Representation Constituency (GRC) David Ong said: "Personally, for me, with the reduction of the MP allowance and removal of the GDP Bonus, it won't affect my performance at all, as an MP. (Sementara itu, Ahli Parlimen bagi Kawasan Wakil Rakyat Berkumpulan (GRC) bagi Jurong, David Ong berkata; " Secara peribadi, pemotongan elaun Ahli Parlimen dan Bonus GDP, tak akan memberi kesan terhadap tugas saya sebagai Ahli Parlimen.)

"I'm elected to serve the people of Singapore, my residents in Jurong GRC, and I'll continue to do that. ("Saya dipilih untuk berkhidmat kepada rakyat Singapura, di kawasan kediaman saya di GRC Jurong, dan akan terus melakukannya.)

Mr Ong added he believes there are Singaporeans who will be prepared to step forward and serve the country despite significant cuts to political salaries. (Ong menambah, dia percaya yang ada rakyat Singapura yang tampil untuk berkhidmat untuk negara walaupun berhadapan potongan gaji ahli politik yang agak signifikan.)

Mr Ong told MediaCorp it is important that the financial sacrifice, however, not be too steep as this will affect the government's ability to attract top-calibre leaders. (Ong memberitahu MediaCorp yang pengorbanan kewangan itu amatlah penting, namun, tidaklah terlalu besar kerana ini memberi kesan kepada kerajaan untuk menarik pemimpin berkaliber.)

"There will be some challenges, but hopefully with this adjustment of the pay package we can attract people with the heart to want to serve and give a little bit more discount in terms of their material gains, and step forward to serve the country," he said. ("Akan ada cabaran-cabaran, namun harapnya dengan penyelarasan pembayaran kita akan menarik rakyat yang mahu berkhidmat dan turut memberi diskaun dalam bentuk material seterusnya membolehkan mereka berkhidmat untuk negara.)

MP for Tampines GRC Baey Yam Keng said: "It has been quite a sore point for many people over the last few years, so I think anything less than 20 per cent would not mean anything." (Ahli Parlimen GRC Tampines, Baey Yam Keng berkata " Terlalu berat apa yang telah dilalui oleh ramai orang sejak beberapa tahun kebelakangan ini jadi saya rasa potongan kurang dari 20% tidak memberi apa-apa erti".)

"We're looking at 30 per cent (cut) and for the president, 50 per cent -- I think it's a very strong signal, and I believe the public would see some sincerity."("Kami mahukan potongan 30% dan untuk Perdana Menteri, potongan 50% -- saya rasa itu cukup untuk memperluhatkan kepada rakyat ketulusan kerajaan.")

- CNA/wk

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