PSD email: 20160724 What is the breakdown of the pay of a minister/MOS/SMOS?

(Heng ceased being a director of NTUC Income since 2017. There was no clarification from PSD.)

From: pipakh [mailto:pipakh@singnet.com.sg]
Sent: Sunday, 24 July, 2016 8:25 PM
To: PSD QSM (PSD)
Subject: 20160724 What is the breakdown of the pay of a minister/MOS/SMOS?

Dear Mr Mohamad Noh

Thank you for your reply.

In an earlier correspondence, PSD stated that “Other than GIC, permission has not been granted for any of the current Ministers to serve as a director of any public or private company”.

It appears PSD has erred because Senior Minister of State (PMO) Heng Chee How has been a director of NTUC Income since 2012.  Minister Heng was paid a director’s fee amounting to $41,500 in the last financial year.  Please clarify.

From my understanding, the total pay a minister/MOS/SMOS receives could consist of:

1 Salary

2 MP allowance

3 Director’s fee

4 Town councilor’s allowance

Do ministers earn income aside from those listed above?  Are there other ministers besides SMOS Heng Chee How holding directorships in other companies?

I am just an ordinary citizen trying to understand our extremely complex remuneration system.

I would appreciate if you could direct me to the source of information pertaining to public servants’ remuneration.  There would then be no need for me to query PSD so frequently.

Thank you.

Regards

Phillip Ang

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