Teo Chee Hean on "make-up pay" mechanism for potential political office holders
06 Jul 2021 11:30am
The "make-up pay" mechanism that makes it easier for potential candidates to consider political office has been used once so far. This was for a transition period of two years. No political appointment holder is currently on the scheme. Senior Minister Teo Chee Hean gave this update in Parliament on Tuesday (Jul 6) in reply to an MP's questions. He said that since 1989, when the scheme was introduced, the Government has brought in several candidates without using the "make-up pay" scheme. A number of them accepted a substantial income loss.