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As a show of solidarity with federal workers, Obama takes 5% salary cut

Last Updated: Friday, April 05, 2013, 00:04

As show of solidarity with federal workers reeling under $85 billion austerity measure due to government-wide spending cuts, US President Obama has decided to return 5% of his salary to US Treasury.

Despite 36% pay cut, Singapore PM still world's best paid leader at S$16.50 million

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 04, 2012, 13:09

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his ministers will see their pay slashed by about 36 percent as the government responds to opposition complaints over their high salaries but Lee will remain the world's best-paid leader.