Grace Fu given pay rise with promotion to Minister in Prime Minister’s Office
Posted by temasektimes on August 1, 2012
PAP MP Grace Fu who sparked a massive public outcry last year by complaining about the cut in ministerial salaries is now given a massive pay rise after being promoted to a full-fledged Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office.
A former Senior Minister of State at the Ministry of National Development, Ms Fu will also be Second Minister for Environment and Water Resources and Foreign Affairs, and will assist Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean on population matters.
Speaking to queries from the state media, an obviously elated Ms Fu said:
“People are Singapore’s greatest resource. I am very privileged to be given this opportunity in NPTD to look into our population issue, with its far-reaching impact that directly affects Singapore’s make-up and economic competitiveness.”
Ms Fu was rapped two years ago for lending her support to a ‘Water Festival’ organized by her grassroots organizations to make foreigners feel accepted, welcomed and happy living in Singapore.