Lured by the lucrative remunerations and money, PAP MP Tin Pei Ling officially reneged on her campaign promise to be a full-time MP to work full-time as a group director at investment firm, Jing King Tech Group. Like all PAP MPs, parliamentary work and serving residents is only a part-time job – one that pays S$15,000 a month. Tin Pei Ling’s new appointment is estimated to be paying her at least S$20,000 a month.
The MP for MacPherson SMC wrote on her Facebook page claiming that the investment firm allows her to work “flexible hours” as a director, and in a media interview with propaganda media Straits Times, she promised to work “doubly hard”:
“My position with the company will offer job flexibility for me to fully discharge my MP responsibilities... I have spent a lot of time in the grassroots and this is something I will never give up. If I have to work doubly hard, I will.”
MP Tin Pei Ling is still embroiled in a nepotism scandal with her husband promoting 4 times in 5 years – a rare feat in the civil service – due to her wife’s position as a PAP MP.
Holding full time positions, Singapore MPs work part-time as legal lobbyists of the corporation they represent, with many pushing for policies like tax rebates and incentives in Parliament.