Singapore PM top the list of the highest paid (elected) head of state in the world

Askmelah Note: saw this LHL’s smiling image in one of the tabloid website, not sure if we as Singaporeans should be proud of our “achievement” or rubbing salt in the wounded pride of many lowly paid commoners which can not afford to retire, unemployed due to outdated skills (see also PMET’s plight – Would anyone listen, would anyone bother, would anyone care?)

and lapse immigration policy, lack of social benefits etc etc. Just saw another suicidal case reported in the local newspaper (many of which goes unreported) of an unemployed person kill himself at the tender age of 37 (pictured below from a tabloid newspaper, the report on the mainstream Straits Times treats the suicide as if it is a non-event).

These current batch of politicians should really be asking themselves if it is right and self-righteous to earn these kind of obscene salaries while many of their born-and-bred poor citizens are suffering

unemployed man commit suicide May 2015lhl highest paid

1. Lee Hsien Loong:

Salary: $1.7 million Per annum



Ladies and Gentlemen, here comes our highest earning leader in Asia. Singapore’s Lee Hsien Loong earns a whooping $1.7 million every year. Loong’s salary is big enough to pay for the combined salaries of the leaders of India, Brazil, Italy, Russia, France, Turkey, Japan, United Kingdom, South Africa, and Germany. It is in fact  12.5 times as much as Putin’s salary. He is not only the highest paid political leader in Asia but also in the highest paid prime minister in the world.

Read Also: The Salaries of Singaporean Politicians, 20150607 Self-serving PAP will never serve Singaporeans

This article only considered the basic salaries of Asian leaders without paying attention to variable perks and other benefits these leaders pocket home monthly or yearly.

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My favourite quote today

"I am afraid the cruise ship is over capacity limit, and it used to be a luxury cruise ship. The designer’s claim that it is not sinkable, the name is Titanic. There are not enough life boats, no preparation or provision for failure. Thank you Mr Goh for reminding us." - Low Thia Khiang

"Till today, I am still puzzled by why the PAP cannot fight a fair election without gerrymandering, abusing the GRC system, basically, making sure they enter into a boxing ring with an opponent who is expected to fight them with hands tied behind the back. There is a reason why bullies are not popular in schools. Why not be the school prefect?" - Alvinology

"The question to ask is what lies at the root of the discontent or the disengagement between the G and the people. I am going to stick my neck out and say that it is ministerial salaries. I consider it the root of all evil. Serious. It reduces what should be a social compact into a business contract. " - Bertha Henson