It’s hardly surprising for PAP MP Tin Pei Ling to wanna return to the private sector after 6 years as full-time MP.
It was a promotion of sorts for Tin when she left Ernst and Young at 27; her MP allowance was probably double that of her last drawn pay. As an MP, Tin also got the chance to network and understand the inner workings of the PAP system.
Tin’s MP allowance puts her in the top decile of resident taxpayers and many Singaporeans would not mind putting in 101% of their time to really really serve. Unlike NSFs who receive peanuts allowance but need to serve full time, Tin has a choice while receiving an allowance that’s 15 time the average NSF allowance.
Although Tin now has a baby, it could not have been due to the lack of finances which forced her to delegate her ‘service’ to volunteers. Tin’s husband also earns more than a million tax dollars as MinLaw perm sec.
Tin: “My position with the company will offer job flexibility for me to fully discharge my MP responsibilities.” Sure or not? Is there really not much to do as an MP?
Tin: “I will continue with my weekly engagements, including MPS, block visits, and grassroots events as before. I will also continue to oversee ongoing & upcoming community projects and programmes.”
But where in the world is she going to find the time for all these?
Wasn’t Tin already struggling to strike a balance between work and family life before landing the new job?
Tin has been employed by Jing King Tech Group and one has to assume the company is not paying her to shake leg: there must be some time commitment at least.
Assuming an average of 6 hours committed to the company daily, where is she going to find time for block visits, ribbon cutting, MPS, grassroots events, attending wakes, emergencies, etc?
What about bonding time with little Ng Kee Hau who will be turning 2 soon? Time with husband or other family members doesn’t matter?
Tin doesn’t have 30 hours a day and something has to give: she appears willing to sacrifice her constituents.
If PAP MPs want more money, just say so la. No need to be pai seh and invent all sorts of excuses. Don’t assume Singaporeans are goondus. 😦