Army General Chan Chun Sing and Heng Swee Keat

Singapore’s notorious million dollar salaries politicians, PAP ministers, are set to return following Polling day tomorrow (Jul 10). The ruling party dictatorship cost S$53 million a year in salaries, with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong alone drawing the world’s highest salaries at S$2.2 million a year.

Lee Hsien Loong, the unofficial dictator of Singapore, is paid more than five times the US President.

Most PAP ministers like Chan Chun Sing, a former army general with no formal qualifications or working experience, would never make this kind of money in the private sector if they had not joined the ruling party PAP.

All other PAP politicians are mostly civil servants or military generals, who are even more unlikely to be drawing S$1.2 million on a ministerial ticket.

Singapore opposition parties expressed bleak expectations in this election, with both SDP and WP leaders pointing out that the opposition could see a “wipeout”. The sole opposition party in parliament, the Workers’ Party, almost lost the Aljunied GRC and its long-time opposition ward Hougang lost 7% in swing votes in the last election.