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  • Makapa
    Date: Sat Mar 31, 2007 1:05 pm http://forums.delphiforums.com/sammyboymod/messages/?msg=136377.1 Forum: the Sammyboy.com s Alfresco Coffee Shop Forum
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      Date: Sat Mar 31, 2007 1:05 pm
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      Forum: the Sammyboy.com's Alfresco Coffee Shop Forum
      Subject: PAP's New Evil Scam - Up Property Tax!
      From: (MAKAPA)
      To: (ALL)
      DateTime: 31/03/2007 07:43:32

      Hidden ways to fund PAP Ministers Million Dollar salaries

      March 30, 2007
      Puzzled by Chief Assessor's decision to up property value by 45%

      I am very surprised to read the letter, 'Why isn't hike in property tax
      islandwide?' by Ms Meenakshi Narayanan (ST, March 27). The writer is lucky to
      get an increase of only 13 per cent. I pray the
      Chief Assessor accords me the same new rate. My case is more puzzling.
      I received the notice to amend valuation from March 5 this year, arbitrarily
      increasing the value by 45.2 percent. If the property value of my condominium
      indeed has increased by that much as the
      Chief Assessor explains to be 'in line with the general assessment of similar
      properties', I will concede reluctantly.

      But how on earth could the value of a 20-year-old property in River Valley Road
      increase by a whopping 45.2 per cent?

      I was advised to send in an objection form if I did not agree with the new rate
      before March 26. However, I must pay the property tax first even if I had filed
      an objection/appeal/claim. I doubt my
      objections would be entertained.

      I certainly agree with certain increases and corresponding decreases on property
      value as the market decides on the trend surrounding the area.

      I checked with some owners who rented their units out to expatriates and the
      rental increases were ranging between 20 and 35 per cent depending on the extent
      of renovations. No one gets as high as 45
      per cent.

      Paul Chan Poh Hoi





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      [Sg_Review] Singapore Ministers' PAINFUL Sacrifice? What a joke
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      Forum: the Sammyboy.com' s Alfresco Coffee Shop Forum
      Subject: Singapore Ministers' PAINFUL Sacrifice!
      From: AMMAGADEON (AMMAGADEON)
      To: (MoneyHelp234)
      DateTime: 23/03/2007 10:37:37

      Hey, you should ask the 147th mouth piece, why stop at bench marking the top
      professions (nevermind that the actual earners change every year unlike PAP
      iron ricebowl leegime).

      Why not benchmark to Bradd Pitt, Tom Cruise, Bill Gates, Warren Buffet,
      Ruphet Murdoch...what the heck why not benchmark to Forbes 200 wealthiest
      people in the world???

      By the same token since we need these million dollar salaries for a
      corruption free system I suppose using the same logic since the US, UK, NZ,
      Aussie, HK and other world ministers are paid less than
      1/3 of the million dollar salaries these developed countries must be corrupt
      to the core.

      oh yeah, why not go the additional step and fight crime by offering all the
      crooks, burglars, rapists, conmen a million dollar salary and pay them not
      to steal or kill????

      By splashing out this sinful travesty on the front page the Shitty Times has
      proven it is indeed the mouthpiece of the PAP.....its like the emperor's new
      clothes....everyone says he is dressed
      impecably when the whole world knows he is nude and bloody corrupt.
      Looks like the PAP has never learnt from the NKF saga, that we cannot use a
      moneycentric approach to solve everything.

      And the obvious benchmark really should be the salaries of other ministers
      in the world. Our million dollar ministers have it good here....small
      country, no opposition, a kangaroo court at their beck
      and call, GLCs and TLCs to retire in and a propaganda media to sing them
      praises.

      If they are really worth a million bucks, why dont they prove their real
      worth and go out into the private sector to see if any bona fide MNC will
      pay them even 1/2 of their current salary. And I
      mean real bona fide companies that stand own their own merit, not some TLC,
      GLC or PAP sham vehicle that runs on tax dollars.
      I am bloody disgusted... ..sheesh. ...

      1. Singapore Prime Minister's Basic Salary US$1,100,000 (SGD1,958,000) a
      year
      Minister's Basic: US$655,530 to US$819,124 (SGD1,166,844 to SGD1,458,040) a
      year

      2. United States of America President: US$200,000 Vice President: US$181,400
      Cabinet Secretaries: US$157,000

      3. United Kingdom Prime Minister: US$170,556 Ministers: US$146,299 Senior
      Civil
      Servants: US$262,438

      4. Australia Prime Minister: US$137,060 Deputy Prime Minister: US$111,439
      Treasurer: US$102,682

      5. Hong Kong Chief Executive : US$416,615 Top Civil Servant: US$278,538
      Financial Sec: US$315,077

      Source: Asian Wall Street Journal July 10 2000


      Thursday, July 21, 2005
      Singapore Review : Legitimized Corruption Understood
      http://www.aseannew snetwork. com/2005/ 07/singapore- review-legitimiz
      ed.html<http://www.aseannewsnetwork.com/2005/07/singapore-review-legitimized.html>

      From: Julie Rogers
      To: Singapore Review
      27 October 2004

      Does Inequality Make You Sick? S'pore ministers salaries

      Hi, I pondered over Catherine Lim's article "PAP and the people: A return of
      disaffection? "
      (see: http://www.singapor e21.org.sg/ art_disaffection
      .html#debate1<http://www.singapore21.org.sg/art_disaffection.html#debate1>
      )

      Until recently I knew next to nothing about Singapore so it is a revelation
      that my first introduction to this little speck is through various
      discussions
      on the internet about Ministerial Salaries.

      Quite frankly I am rather appalled by the fact that ministers in your
      country
      can earn upwards of USD 1 million. Any officer of the state is a
      public servant and this was a once noble and honourable calling. In the
      civilised world, persons assume this office because they want personally to
      contribute to the well being of the country. Self sacrifice and altruism are
      essential hallmarks for a public office holder and the minister must be
      ready
      and willing to make these personal sacrifices.

      If the heart is not in this noble service, then it will be wasted effort.
      Money should not be an issue at all and if it is, then your "elected
      leaders"
      have very ill-placed priorities and are obviously in it for the wrong
      reasons.

      Even if we were to overlook the misplaced financial motives of your
      ministers,
      the sheer gulf in income disparity between ministerial salaries and those of
      the working class will create a huge irreconcilable dichord and
      disenchantment
      with any normal voting public. (A valid point in Catherine Lim's article)

      But I am told that Singapore is a democracy with elected leaders! So I have
      to
      assume that Singapore must have a very unique "voting public" which is able
      to
      silently and willingly take all this in their stride. Singaporeans should
      take
      note here that Who they vote for and who they elect is a reflection of their
      own core value systems and the undeniable fact remains that Singaporeans
      have
      elected a group of Leaders who are eminently pre-occupied with escalating
      their
      on salaries.

      I for one will never be able to accept this unequal state of affairs if ever
      it
      was my lot. And thank goodness it isn't for I will never be able to sleep
      soundly at nights knowing that the fate, future and well being of my country
      are in the hands of a bunch of financially motivated hired mercenaries.

      Below is a further write-up of some of the social ills that a huge income
      disparity can create. There is an old saying that the most efficient form of
      governance is a Monarchy, but this assumes the Monarch has the same
      priorities
      and agenda as the people he rules. Is this the case with Singapore's
      Monarchy?

      I repeat that who you elect is a mirror image of your own core values and
      Singaporeans have to ask themselves whether their current leaders who
      require
      million dollar salaries to be in office, have the same value systems as the
      voters who elected them.

      Lastly, I have also copied in Guniess World of Records to see if this unique
      feature of your country will earn it a place in the world record books.

      Julie Rogers<http://forums.delphiforums.com/sammyboymod/messages/?msg=135559.59>
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