Can you still see us Mr?

Kompas – October 31, 2009
Can you still see us Mr?

Man: Hey Mr Minister... with the wage increases and generous facilities can you still see us clearly from behind the smoked glass windows?

The controversial plan to raise the salaries of government ministers has triggered widespread public outcry with many calling the proposal ‘insensitive’ as the new cabinet was only selected a week ago, and given the large number of political appointees – most of which have little or no expertise in their related ministries – may question whether they deserve the generous salaries and allowances that they already receive.