The PAP government should review its own exorbitant salaries and allowances before implementing further cost increases for citizens.
If PAP is so short of funds, one way to generate additional revenue is to cease paying MPs the 13th month bonus and an AVC of about 1 month. PSD
With a monthly MP allowance of slightly below $14,000, abolishing these bonus payments will save the government almost $28,000 per MP annually or almost $2.5 million for all the 89 MPs.
Anyway, why should a part-time MP be paid a bonus when no other part-time jobs in Singapore pay any?
Should the PAP continue to pay 2 months’ bonus to MPs while increasing citizens’ burden?