My Prime Minister is the highest paid politician in the world

Eh, when I saw the title of the article on Money Central, I wasn’t surprised that my Prime Minister made it to number one.

The 10 highest paid politicians in the world
1. Lee Hsien Loong – Singapore
Salary in dollars – $2.47 million
Salary in local currency – S$3.76 million
2. Donald Tsang Yum-Kuen – Hong Kong
Salary in dollars – $516,000
Salary in local currency – HK$4 million
3. Barack Obama – United States
Salary in dollars – $400,000
4. Brian Cowen – Ireland
Salary in dollars – $341,000
Salary in local currency – €257,000
5. Nicolas Sarkozy – France
Salary in dollars – $318,000
Salary in local currency – €240,000
6. Angela Merkel – Germany
Salary in dollars – $303,000
Salary in local currency – €228,000
7. Gordon Brown – UK
Salary in dollars – $279,000
Salary in local currency – £194,250
8. Stephen Harper – Canada
Salary in dollars – $246,000
Salary in local currency – C$311,000
9. Taro Aso – Japan
Salary in dollars – $243,000
Salary in local currency – Y24 million
10. Kevin Rudd – Australia
Salary in dollars – $229,000
Salary in local currency – A$330,000

I think there is a mistake here. If you are talking about 10 highest paid politicians in the world, I’m sure Singapore will fill up the entire top 10 list. This list should be renamed to “The 10 highest paid leaders in the world”. (The correct list for highest paid politicians can be found here.)
If you notice, the difference between 1st and 2nd is pretty big. Like what Gizmore said “being the second place also cannot see the ‘tail-light'”. True true.
But hey, if he can motivate the Town Council staff to clean up my neighbourhood until swee swee and make plants suddenly pop out from nowhere just by one visit to my neighbourhood, I think he deserves every single cent that he is getting.

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