I was getting my usual dosage of local politics (albeit on the blogosphere) when I came across this link on Mr. Wang’s blog. Somehow I have the slightest inkling that the condition for a blog to gain “authenticity” in the eyes of bloggers is to hit out at our local government – hereby designated as the punching bag. Once you have derided and shown your full unsupport for them, the masses will (perhaps) flock to you.
Interesting theory, isn’t it? I can be sure that I am not the one who first thought of it though. But back to track – Mr. Wang’s blog. He linked this article which I will cite too in full glory – this is just too painful to miss.
World leader salary comparison (click to read IHT)
April 9, 2007
According to a government announcement Monday, the prime minister of Singapore will draw an annual salary of slightly more than $2 million starting next year.
A look at how that stacks up:
President George W. Bush: $440,000
Prime Minister Tony Blair of Britain: $370,000 (187,000£)
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan: $360,000
Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany: $350,000 (261,500 euros)
International Herald Tribune. “World Leader Salary Comparisons.” News Reports. April 9 2007. Accessed on April 12 2007, <http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/04/09/asia/singbox.php>