MR LOW THIA KHIANG: A lot of people, including myself, cannot reconcile the principle which the Government applied in looking at salary of the minister pitching to corporate world vis-a-vis when it comes to accountability and responsibility. Would the PM clarify?
PM LEE: I thought the member would eventually come to this question…
I have to make a judgment who is responsible at what level, and I’ve discussed this with the DPM and I agree with his judgment and I have confidence in him.
The DPM was here, the member yesterday had full opportunity to question him…If any questions showed that the DPM was not up to this, that he was to blame, he gave the wrong instructions, he told people not to grille up the window, he suggested that we didn’t need so much fencing, therefore this happened, he (Mr Low) should have raised it.
Today the member comes around and throws a general cloud and says you’re well paid, you should resign.
Let me ask the member whether he thinks the DPM ought to resign because of this?
(Pause. Mr Low remains silent and does not answer.)
So I think that settles the point.