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Asia Pacific's Top Paid Politicians


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Highest-Paid Asian Leaders

Multi-billion dollar corruption in India and a whopping 36 percent cut in the salary for Singapore's prime minister have once again raised the question: How much should politicians be paid?

We've tallied up a list of Asia Pacific's highest paid politicians based on figures from a number of publicly available sources, including The Economist.

Some of Asia's fastest growing and largest economies, such as India and China, have the lowest salaries for their leaders.

India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for example takes in just $36,200 per year, according to AFP.

Click ahead to look at the top-earning politicians in Asia.

By Darren Connell & Ansuya Harjani
Updated 5 January 2011

Photo: Getty Images