Current and former civil servants were under compensated

Senior Minister Teo Chee Hean

I refer to the news that about 3000 current and former civil servants were under compensated due to some HR system errors. Government to make-up $10 million shortfall.

There is no criminality in this and human mistakes do happen from time to time. I totally understand it and I accept that, however, I feel that this issue could have been better handled.

The minister-in-charge of our Public Service is Senior Minister, Teo Chee Hean. This matter was made public yesterday. The $10 million dollars that is going to be paid out is public funds and not money left behind by some rich departed Ah Kong.

It is a lot of public money. I am disappointed that he, being the minister in charge of Public Service, instead of coming out visibly to show his face, explain, apologise and reassure Singaporeans that they will do better next time has been totally quiet so far. Totally quiet!

I sincerely hope that he is not wishing that our suckerporeans continue with their can’t think and don’t care mentality and again, heng ah, boh tai ji la.

Observing and thinking Singaporeans can decide for themselves if that is a sign of strong leadership that we have or the lack of it. If it were me, I would have front it and done all that yesterday.



Simon lim




11 Responses to “Current and former civil servants were under compensated”

  • compensate?:

    ask pap how much they compensated NSMen n what they recv in the end???!!!

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  • Dio leh Luo MO:

    There are also equal in numbers of civil serpents who have been overcompensated. If you don’t know, I am telling you now the Gov has decided to leave it at that – meaning they won’t be trying to claw back the free money given out because it’s the PSD mistake. Think harder.

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  • Over compensated?:

    The public also want to know how much civil servants including politicians are over compensated?

    HR, computer or other errors.

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  • TUMASIK Patriot:

    Simple Simon…what leadership are talking you???…we have LEEdership and Cronyship and Big Nose is cousin (distance) and nephew (distance) through “sio poo chin” of the 2 Lies, father & son

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  • Lasik:

    Stupid vote stupid.

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  • Asd:

    I think it goes to show how money is managed at state level and it is concerning

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  • MarBowling:

    38.76% THINK it’s a Blady Mistake!

    However, 61.24% THINK it’s an HONEST MISTAKE!

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  • Harder Truths:


    Next scenario will be something like all the dead civil servants did not get their CPF so we will collect on their behalf.

    So many ways to fleece the sheeple.

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  • xoxo:

    Umm,maybe can check if they gave more to the highly-paid while underpaying the lower-rungs?

    Anyway, veLEE PRODUCTIVE,no?

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  • He's no Zheng He ...lah:

    A famous Admiral and an equally famous W.O.II were fishing together when a sudden storm took them by surprise. When it died down both renowned warriors were struggling helplessly in the water.

    The Admiral floundered his way back to the boat and painfully pulled himself in. Then he fished out the Warrant Officer using an oar.

    Catching his breath, the Admiral puffed: “Please don’t say a word about this to anyone. If the Navy found out I can’t swim 50 meters I’d be disgraced.”

    “Don’t worry,” the W.O.II said, “Your secret is safe. I’d hate to have my men find out I can’t walk on water.”

    “Really? hahaha!” the Admiral lit up, “yeah, those stale frozen salaries sure got us unmotivated a long time ago didn’t it…..?”

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  • Pay lah:

    Pay lah..only fair to those underpaid.
    Don’t trust systems blindly…can also make mistake.

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