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GE2020: PSP calls for cut in ministerial salaries, review of POFMA in its manifesto

Jun 29, 2020 | 🚀 Fathership
SINGAPORE - The Progress Singapore Party has called for overhauls in the public service, including for ministerial salaries to be cut and pegged to median income and Singapore's fake news law to be reviewed, as it unveiled its manifesto for the General Election on Monday.

PSP is placing the priority for jobs on Singaporeans by introducing a quota for Employment Pass, lowering the quota for S Pass and Work Permits, and reviewing free trade agreements like the Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement, which is a free trade agreement between Singapore and India to strengthen bilateral trade, signed in 2005.In recent years, the CECA has been viewed as providing Indian nationals with special immigration privileges, welcoming them here to compete with Singaporeans for jobs.

The PSP said that these proposals could be financed through cuts in public spending and the use of investment returns from Singapore's sovereign wealth fund.

On the public service, which was under the PSP's social development limb, the PSP suggested a "personal sacrifice" for ministers, which is to have their salaries cut and pegged to median income.

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