Netizens clamor for ministerial pay cut as Indranee Rajah defends GST hike

Netizens clamor for ministerial pay cut as Indranee Rajah defends GST hike

The Independent·2018-02-22 09:05

Senior Minister of State for Law Indranee Rajah has earned the ire of some Singaporeans after she commented on the impending Goods and Services Tax (GST) hike that Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat unveiled in his 2018 budget speech on Monday.

Speaking at a REACH dialogue on the Budget, Indranee said that tapping on more than the returns from investing Singapore’s reserves is a “slippery slope”.

Presently, the Government can tap on up to 50 per cent of the expected long-term investment returns generated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore, Temasek Holdings and GIC.

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