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    We could redirect our donations to more worthy and needy organisations, rather thank NKF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nemesis32
    As for the tap, i agree thats a bit extravagant.... but maybe you did not visit the building.... i can tell you the tap is nothing compared to the building and reno....
    I've seen for myself....simply 5 star rating. Please see and feel happy that your donations have made the building a nicer place for NKF employees

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    Quote Originally Posted by Virgo
    and I must correct this sentence: not their money, should be the donor's money! The money for the patients!
    well... do u tink its for the patients?

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    Quote Originally Posted by newbiegrapher
    well... do u tink its for the patients?
    Hardly so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XPeriment626
    thanks for the sympathy... not my sis, the sis of someone else on that forum. But yeah, there are many such cases out there of NKF turning down aid to people...
    Extending my condolences too.
    My colleague's relative has been turn-down too, due to total family income of over 2K, so much for a charitable organisation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahguan
    Hi all

    i think this event is going to set in motion a series of changes to NKF, hopefully for the better.

    However I worry about the repercussions to the patients benefiting currently under NKF... Will it end up that their current benefactor will pull the rug under them in order to keep themselves afloat? Will potential patients scheduled to come under NKF suddenly find themselves rejected and having to look elsewhere for help?

    Point is, should this blow into a big scandal, someone, preferably the govt, will have to look into continuing the welfare of these patients while the war rages
    Well doubt it. With reserves of 260+ mil.. they should know better than to violate what little trust there is left, particularly with Mrs Goh as a patron.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eikin


    i beg to differ, if he truely wants to save for the organisation, should not he consider flying business class with the airlines that offer the lower price range?

    by quoting the cost of flying business class on an expensive airline, is not one trying to spend as much as possible?
    Well, easy money in, easy money out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swampthing
    Well doubt it. With reserves of 260+ mil.. they should know better than to violate what little trust there is left, particularly with Mrs Goh as a patron.
    Got kang-tao must share mah.

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    I stopped donating long time back... very very long time back. Not even if the top prize is a D2X or 200 f/2 VR.

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    "NKF withdraws defamation suits against SPH and journalist". Looks like NKF plans has backfired big time!!

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    did anyone ever seen Reverend Ming Yi travel by First class ?? so why not
    donate to Ren Ci Hospital rather than sponsoring others to take First class
    flight ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by poohbear
    That's my pt la, for minister running the country , are they getting a 12 month bonus ? If not , how to justified MR DURAI 12 month bonus for running a 'charitable organisation' ?? haiz ....
    They one month salary equal to our few years pay you know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrari26
    "NKF withdraws defamation suits against SPH and journalist". Looks like NKF plans has backfired big time!!
    Well, they also earned big time in this few years dude.

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    Support the "Buy espn a D2X" fund

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    Quote Originally Posted by reachme2003
    there is enough reserves to last at least a couple of years.
    Wrong! Enough to last for 30 years!

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    Quote Originally Posted by espn
    Support the "Buy espn a D2X" fund
    I'd rather support the "Buy Gymrat76 an Altis" fund

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gymrat76
    I'd rather support the "Buy Gymrat76 an Altis" fund
    Eh "Buy espn a D2X" more cheaper and worthwhile ma.

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    Quote Originally Posted by espn
    Eh "Buy espn a D2X" more cheaper and worthwhile ma.
    D2X cannot save life leh.

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    http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stori...157556/1/.html

    Senior Counsel Davinder Singh's cross examination focused on several areas.

    First, the business relationships Mr Durai had with NKF board member Ms Matilda Chua.

    These were through two companies - Proton Web Solutions, a call centre operations based in India, which NKF had contracted its tele-marketing work to - and Global Net, in which Mr Durai himself had a stake.

    Mr Durai also said he had held several directorships in addition to his work as CEO of the NKF.

    Asked if he had informed the NKF Board of these appointments, he replied that it was not consequential and the Board gave him the liberty to do so.

    The court also heard the NKF had a fleet of eight cars and drivers, which Mr Durai and its visiting guests and VIPs could use.

    NKF also paid for the road tax, repair and maintenance for Mr Durai's personal Mercedes Benz.

    On NKF's reserves, the court was told it stood at $262 million as of July 2005.
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    Another issue that arose during the cross examination was that of patient numbers.

    Mr Singh argued that NKF had overstated its patient numbers and this would have given the impression to the public that more funds were needed to run its operations.

    The final straw came when Mr Singh began to zoom in on the issues of contention - the expensive fittings which the Straits Times article had highlighted.
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    In a separate statement, the NKF Board says it has discontinued its proceedings against Singapore Press Holdings and its senior writer Ms Susan Long.

    And the decision to withdraw was a considered decision made in the best interests of the NKF, its supporters, donors and patients.

    The Board also reiterated its whole-hearted support for Mr Durai as its CEO and looked forward to carrying on all its life-saving activities with full vigour and strength, and to continue to serve the public to the best of its ability.
    Maybe can use the 8 cars to ferry the patients. You know, the folks the funds were ACTUALLY SUPPOSED TO BENEFIT?
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    I made a small donation to the NKF about 3 years ago and from that point on, I've been receiving solicitations through the mail regularly. I figured that an organisation which can spend so much on postage and creating fancy literature to ask for money does not really deserve any more of my hard earned cash. One can already see that the funds are being misspent just from looking at the size of the letters they send asking for $$.

    Perhaps the courts should ask Durai how much is spent on postage and printing costs alone in a year.

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