NEW S’PORE CABINET MINISTERS PAID S$49 MILLION A YEAR EXCLUDING BONUSES

Behold. The world’s most expensive cabinet. States Times Review has tabulated the cost of Lee Hsien Loong’s new cabinet and it cost a whopping S$49 million a year.

Ministers with different portfolios will only be counted once, and the calculation is as follow:

Prime Minister – S$2.2 million
Minister – S$1.1 million
First time Minister – S$935,000
Parliamentary Secretary – S$572,000

Here are the workings:

PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE (S$7.7 million a year)
Lee Hsien Loong – Prime Minister (S$2.2 million)
Teo Chee Hean – Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security (S$1.1 million)
Tharman Shanmugaratnam – Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies (S$1.1 million)
Chan Chun Sing – Minister, PMO (S$1.1 million)
Heng Chee How, Mrs Josephine Teo – Senior Minister of State (S$1.1 million)
Sam Tan – Minister of State (S$1.1 million)

DEFENCE (S$3.3 million a year)
Ng Eng Hen – Minister (S$1.1 million)
Maliki Osman (S$1.1 million), Ong Ye Kung – Senior Minister of State (S$1.1 million)

FOREIGN AFFAIRS (S$2.2 million a year)
Vivian Balakrishnan – Minister (S$1.1 million)
Josephine Teo (counted), Maliki Osman – Senior Minister of State (S$1.1 million)

HOME AFFAIRS (S$2.77 million a year)
K Shanmugam – Minister (S$1.1 million)
Desmond Lee – Senior Minister of State (S$1.1 million)
Amrin Amin – Parliamentary Secretary (S$572,000)

TRADE AND INDUSTRY (S$3.8 million a year)
Lim Hng Kiang – Minister (Trade) (S$1.1 million)
S Iswaran – Minister (Industry) (S$1.1 million)
Koh Poh Koon – Minister of State from Jan 1, 2016 (S$935,000)
Low Yen Ling – Parliamentary Secretary (S$572,000)

FINANCE (S$3.3 million a year)
Heng Swee Keat – Minister (S$1.1 million)
Indranee Rajah, Sim Ann – Senior Minister of State (S$1.1 million)

MANPOWER (S$3.3 million a year)
Lim Swee Say – Minister (S$1.1 million)
Teo Ser Luck (S$1.1 million), Sam Tan – Minister of State (S$1.1 million)

TRANSPORT (S$1.1 million a year)
Khaw Boon Wan – Minister (S$1.1 million)
Josephine Teo (counted), Ng Chee Meng – Senior Minister of State (counted)

NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (S$3.13 million a year)
Lawrence Wong – Minister (S$1.1 million)
Desmond Lee – Senior Minister of State (S$1.1 million)
Koh Poh Koon – Minister of State from Jan 1, 2016 (S$935,000)

COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION (S$2.97 million a year)
Yaacob Ibrahim – Minister (S$1.1 million)
Chee Hong Tat – Minister of State (S$935,000)
Janil Puthucheary – Minister of State from Jan 1, 2016 (S$935,000)

ENVIRONMENT AND WATER RESOURCES (S$2.2 million a year)
Masagos Zulkifli – Minister (S$1.1 million)
Amy Khor – Senior Minister of State (S$1.1 million)

LAW (S$2.2 million a year)
K Shanmugam – Minister (S$1.1 million)
Indranee Rajah – Senior Minister of State (S$1.1 million)

HEALTH (S$3.3 million a year)
Gan Kim Yong – Minister (S$1.1 million)
Amy Khor – Senior Minister of State (S$1.1 million)
Lam Pin Min, Mr Chee Hong Tat – Minister of State (S$1.1 million)

EDUCATION (S$3.37 million a year)
Ng Chee Meng – Acting Minister (Schools) (S$935,000)
Ong Ye Kung – Acting Minister (Higher Education and Skills) (S$935,000)
Janil Puthucheary – Minister of State from Jan 1, 2016 (S$935,000)
Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim, Low Yen Ling – Parliamentary Secretary (S$572,000)

SOCIAL AND FAMILY DEVELOPMENT (S$1.67 million a year)
Tan Chuan-Jin – Minister (S$1.1 million)
Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim – Parliamentary Secretary (S$572,000)

CULTURE, COMMUNITY AND YOUTH (S$2.77 million a year)
Grace Fu – Minister (S$1.1 million)
Sim Ann – Senior Minister of State (S$1.1 million)
Baey Yam Keng – Parliamentary Secretary (S$572,000)

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