SINGAPORE (Aug 13): “We dare not pay ministers a good wage.” — Emeritus senior minister Goh Chok Tong, in response to a suggestion that ministers, who earn at least $1 million, should get a pay cut so that the money can help fund social support for the elderly. Goh explained that he had previously failed to convince certain individuals earning $10 million a year to give up their jobs and join politics.

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