I refer to MOT Minister Khaw’s propaganda speech in Today article, “Comparing Singapore’s newest and oldest MRT“.
Khaw has again assumed Singaporeans will blindly accept PAP’s propaganda and cooked up some excuses for PAP’s construction of an improper MRT line.
According to Khaw, Singapore did not have enough money to construct a proper MRT line despite our GDP heading skyward.
While Khaw has insisted that the government was “simply short of cash” to construct a proper MRT line, why then did PAP ministers help themselves to massive increases in salaries?
For example, while ministers salary increased by 556% in a short span of 13 years from 1981 to 1994, LKY’s salary increased by 200% in 1989 after it had already increased by 74% in 1981 and 171% in 1973.
If the government was “simply short of cash”, could it be due to ministers helping themselves to the ‘limited’ cash in government coffers?
Or perhaps Khaw was only talking khawk and cooking up excuses – again – for our broken MRT system?