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    Quote Originally Posted by XPeriment626
    cmon, you think all those MDs and GMs from big companies will "volunteer" their extremely expensive time to be board members for nothing. They obviously get large directors' fees as well. The guy who was sued in 1998 by NKF, he said that the board of directors also flew first-class. Surely you don't think Durai can get away with these excesses if the Board weren't so well paid at the same time?


    on a (slightly) unrelated point:
    http://www.sgreefclub.com/forum/inde...dpost&p=421188
    Yes...there will be people who acted as director (in this case i think is board of governors) for free... Of course, in the course of business, they may fly business/first class etc... that i don't know.

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    [QUOTE=nemesis32]
    Quote Originally Posted by yqt
    It may not be a conscientious effort to hide lah... Accounting standards sometimes makes it difficult to see the whole pic. If you have the full financial statements, usually a full disclousre of total staff costs is required (for listed companies) but not sure if it applies for Charities... I don't think so as i audited quite a few before....
    thanks. I've always got a hard time looking through the financial statements.
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    Aiya, whatever it is, now the external end of his large intestine is sure to be fried.

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    Quote Originally Posted by poohbear
    Well ... if NKF's supposed charity organisation is a biz modal like temasek holdings , I got nothing to say liao ...Mrs Lee is not using my money so I wouldn't care how much she earns , but if durai/NKF BOD is using public's money aka yours and mine $$ to fund his perks, then I think the public has the right to know.
    Well... the govt also argued that Temasek is not a commercial vehicle but rather one acting on behalf of govt so no need to disclose until it comes under critism over deals like Suzhou Insutrial estate etc...

    The reality is that all non-profit organisations are ran like commercial enterprises these days except for few like say the Getty Foundation etc where source of funding are internal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nemesis32
    Yes...there will be people who acted as director (in this case i think is board of governors) for free... Of course, in the course of business, they may fly business/first class etc... that i don't know.
    in any case this is all moot... now that things are in the open, it is up to the public to decide where they want their charity dollars to go. time will tell what happens.

    if, as i suspect, NKF suffers a huge drop in donations due to this case, they will have to do some restructuring and dip into their reserves to continue to support their kidney patients. This is will be the true test of where their motivations lie - to indeed provide care for kidney patients, or to use such patients as an excuse to get donations which can be skimmed off to pad their own pockets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XPeriment626
    in any case this is all moot... now that things are in the open, it is up to the public to decide where they want their charity dollars to go. time will tell what happens.

    if, as i suspect, NKF suffers a huge drop in donations due to this case, they will have to do some restructuring and dip into their reserves to continue to support their kidney patients. This is will be the true test of where their motivations lie - to indeed provide care for kidney patients, or to use such patients as an excuse to get donations which can be skimmed off to pad their own pockets.
    Yup, it's up to the public. I prefer to look at it as necessary evil... The main thing is the cost must be justified and contained. If it is, it's a necessary evil... No free lunch in this world.

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    just this half day alone, i have already received 2 smses asking me to donate and win this and that from N*F.. are they getting desperate already?

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    Quote Originally Posted by poohbear
    Well ... if NKF's supposed charity organisation is a biz modal like temasek holdings , I got nothing to say liao ...Mrs Lee is not using my money so I wouldn't care how much she earns , but if durai/NKF BOD is using public's money aka yours and mine $$ to fund his perks, then I think the public has the right to know.

    May be NKF should get listed.. I want to buy their share!! Sure make money one!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunnyhong
    P/S: The NKF Cancer Fund is the most ridiculous thing that can ever happen. Do we not already have the Singapore Cancer Society? Do we need "competition"?
    I'm assuming a NKF Heart Fund next year. Come year after, NKF Children's Heart Fund. Another year, NKF AIDS Action Fund. One more year, NKF Lukemia Fund. Yaada-yaada-yaada.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deslim27
    May be NKF should get listed.. I want to buy their share!! Sure make money one!!
    Assuming somebody is still around!

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    Quote Originally Posted by student
    Assuming somebody is still around!

    he better not, waste money on a tap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsbn
    I'm assuming a NKF Heart Fund next year. Come year after, NKF Children's Heart Fund. Another year, NKF AIDS Action Fund. One more year, NKF Lukemia Fund. Yaada-yaada-yaada.
    So complicated.. Just change to name like NCA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belle&Sebastain
    he better not, waste money on a tap.
    Yes, wastes money on a tap.

    But makes big money elsewhere!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wind30
    but have you guys ever thought about it rationally, pay peanuts you get monkeys.

    NKF has been very successful recently. The BEST tactic I think was having "free" health screening and then asking you to sign up for a monthly donation. This I think amounts to quite a lot of money. It actually made the whole charity pie bigger as many people like me who would not have donated, now donates every month.
    I'd rather forgo the 'free health screening' crap and the money be better used for Kidney Paitents.

    The CEO of NKF should be paid well but how well? Same for the minister's pay. very sensitive one....
    Correction of thought.

    CEO of entity, well-paid due to his efforts and direction to push the organisation in a revenue and profit generating way.

    Minister of country, well-paid to make him run a country, to manage the lives of over 4 million ppl, to resist the temptation of selling first-hand or classified information and betray his own country, his own ppl and society.
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    It is interesting to note that in all the previous 7 pages of ranting, the people most affected or know of those most affect, i.e. the kidney patients, have not posted their experiences with NKF when approaching them for funds for their loved ones. Maybe there are none here.

    But if there was, what was it like? Were they denied any funding if truly in need? Perhaps someone could share this experience.

    I wonder how they feel reading the past 7 pages on the threats to stop donating, regardless if they still get funds or not, since the rant was directed to both NKF and their CEO. The only consolation, perhaps, is that if they, or someone they know, were kidney patients, WE would all give directly to that person, right? Afterall, there is minimum or no bonuses to pay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lenscapes
    just this half day alone, i have already received 2 smses asking me to donate and win this and that from N*F.. are they getting desperate already?
    They never called me ever since the day I told the lady, "Its not I don't want to help, but I'm in financial trouble now. Who is going to help me so I can help others?"

    Nearly mentioned the rumour of Durai's high pay but stopped short when the lady prolly knew what's on my mind and hung up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ykia
    It is interesting to note that in all the previous 7 pages of ranting, the people most affected or know of those most affect, i.e. the kidney patients, have not posted their experiences with NKF when approaching them for funds for their loved ones. Maybe there are none here.

    But if there was, what was it like? Were they denied any funding if truly in need? Perhaps someone could share this experience.

    I wonder how they feel reading the past 7 pages on the threats to stop donating, regardless if they still get funds or not, since the rant was directed to both NKF and their CEO. The only consolation, perhaps, is that if they, or someone they know, were kidney patients, WE would all give directly to that person, right? Afterall, there is minimum or no bonuses to pay.
    ummmm, pls see my post above. Or, just click on this:

    http://www.sgreefclub.com/forum/inde...dpost&p=421188

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    Quote Originally Posted by XPeriment626
    ummmm, pls see my post above. Or, just click on this:

    http://www.sgreefclub.com/forum/inde...dpost&p=421188
    Sorry about your sis, man My relative, too had kidney failure, but as a family, we gave them enough to support. She died peacefully. Thanks for sharing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sfhuang
    Don't know about you guys, but I'm certainly eager to see how the public reacts to donation calls at the next NKF show.
    I guess frm the previous shows records of apprx $10m for each show, we're seeing like juz $5m for 2 shows now?

    My heart was hoping that they prolly wun generate more den $3m. Unfortunately, with the stupid old trick of putting up the 1-call = 5-call number, flashing on BIG BIG, I think lotsa ppl who called with the intention to make juz 1 call ended up making 5 calls.

    Dumb but effective trick. Gotta take my hat off 'em.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ykia
    It is interesting to note that in all the previous 7 pages of ranting, the people most affected or know of those most affect, i.e. the kidney patients, have not posted their experiences with NKF when approaching them for funds for their loved ones. Maybe there are none here.

    But if there was, what was it like? Were they denied any funding if truly in need? Perhaps someone could share this experience.

    I wonder how they feel reading the past 7 pages on the threats to stop donating, regardless if they still get funds or not, since the rant was directed to both NKF and their CEO. The only consolation, perhaps, is that if they, or someone they know, were kidney patients, WE would all give directly to that person, right? Afterall, there is minimum or no bonuses to pay.
    Like this one?

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