Much has been made about our Parliamentary MPs who pocketed the $15,000 MP allowance while still keeping their full time high paying jobs with a long string of directorships in private companies.
Fortunately, it is not all doom and gloom for Singaporeans as there are some MPs who have made the conscientious effort to dedicate the bulk of time to their MP duties. This benefits not only their constituents but also helps raise the profiles of the respective MPs, allowing them to build rapport with Singaporeans and develop an accurate sensing of the ground.
Kudos to Ms Lee Li Lian and Mr Zainal Sapari who made the "sacrifice" and we hope more will follow suit and show us the true meaning of public service. If you know of others who have trodden down a similar path, feel free to email or Facebook us.