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9/02/2011

Political appointments, public employees or private employees

Recently some politicians lost the election and their well paying jobs as politicians. I am wondering where have they gone to? Have they found jobs in the private sector or have they been employed in the public sector, or have they been appointed by the govt into jobs that are paid by the public coffer?

There should be no issue if they are gainfully appointed by the private sector for their talents. It will be interesting to find out if they are being employed as public employees or civil servants and how much are they being paid in their new jobs. If the jobs are paid by taxpayers’ money, shouldn’t the taxpayers want to know what is happening?

What if they are appointed as advisors to grassroots organizations? Are these appointments paid or they are doing voluntary services for the community, no pay, like volunteers to social institutions?

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Redbean, I am just curious. Are those defeated PAP MPs paid for being grassroot leaders to...grassroot? Are you aware of anything like this? If so, who pays?

Steff

Anonymous said...

Sometimes their argument is so flawed that you just cannot believe it. If the PA is not political why use their facilities to advance the ruling party's policies, funded by public money?

Anonymous said...

Cannot complain mah!

If we had voted for Tan Jee Say, he would have scrutinised those appointments carefully. Now, cannot do anything lah. As Agongkia said, let it be, whoever leading, live still have to carry on. Lets work together and be good citizens.

On the other hand, I say, lets try to change that in GE2016.

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

From what I know, other than PA staff, the rest are volunteers and should not be paid.

Anonymous said...

What is the view of the Workers' Party Sec Gen Low Thia Khiang. He did not raise any objection during the First World Parliament sitting, and why so.

Is he so quiet that he does not known anything like our PM.

Anonymous said...

Why blame only Low? Should blame the daft Singaporeans giving them the 60% support. They knew the PAP had been appointing ex-MPs to top positions in public establishments all those years but did not vote to put a stop to that. They should have stopped the cause, not blame the opposition for the ruling party's wrongdoings.

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

They may have raised the issues but not reported. You should know this practice by now.

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

Oops, welcome to the blog Steff. Miss noticing your signing off.