Amidst all the comments on the Internet and local MSM on the review of ministerial salaries, I realise that there is sumethng missing.
If as expected the committee recommends major cuts to the salaries, another question arises.
Shouldn’t all those who served from the time the salaries were increased till the date the review changes took effect have a moral obligation to refund the amount deemed excessive? True, legally there is no need to make a refund. But if the ministers are servants of the people, then there is a valid moral argument that they repay the excess amounts?
There may be practical difficulties (ministers may have made bad investments and so may not have money to refund) but the issue is not a practical matter, it is a moral one.
So please take out yr chequebooks, ministers past and present who benefitted from the mega-salaries of the past.