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    Quote Originally Posted by zaren
    how come there isn't the option "never have, and never will" ?
    well, you don't need that option, there's no need to vote

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    eventually, it's the patients' well being that is now in the limelight... they may suffer in financial cut-backs due to this recent splat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaren
    while we're at it, let's make it a solid gold D2X, throw in a chaffeur driven merc for you to travel to your photoshoots. not to mention business class travel by SIA to any country of your choice for your travel photos. and davinder's number just in case you need a good lawyer one day.
    Let's be practical... instead of solid gold (which is too heavy and gold lenses are too opaque to be useful), buy a bunch of DX2 instead and make more friends here... *hint hint*.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SniperD
    eventually, it's the patients' well being that is now in the limelight... they may suffer in financial cut-backs due to this recent splat.


    it's been made very clear the amount of reserves they have. if they exercise cuts in subsidies for the patients now because of the recent incident, clearly it'll be a serious case of mismanagement. unless they revamp the entire BoD, make themselves clean and transparent, they don't deserve another cent of donation. what's the reserves for anyway? rainy day? it's been raining quite heavily ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SniperD
    eventually, it's the patients' well being that is now in the limelight... they may suffer in financial cut-backs due to this recent splat.
    and risk more bad publicity?

    forget it....NKF wouldn't dare, now that everyone knows how rich they are.

    cutting back patient funding instead of CEO perks will be the final nail in NKF's coffin.
    you can buy better gear but you can't buy a better eye

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    Just terminated my GIRO donation to NKF....

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Oracle
    Jus remind that beckham, oprah, bill gates are all out to earn money. But not Durai, who are working in a charity organiosation!
    BTW, do you know what is the salary of Bill Gates? About US$120k == S$205k. What about the President of the US? US$400k == S$680k

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    Default Petiton going on to remove the CEO of NKF


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    Quote Originally Posted by eikin
    he can if he wants, he is a CEO in another company and owns a stake in yet another company, so why does he need to take money from charity?
    Companies that does business with NKF ...

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    The ads for NFK Cancer Fund says that your $20 goes a long way... hmm... I wonder if this has anything to do with 1st class...

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    Those who still not sure rite, can terminate your donation 1st. A few yrs later if u feel like donating then can start again. The $$ they have not can last time a few decades.

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    Why don't they ahve those on-screen SMS like those in Singapore Idol for their charity shows?









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    Quote Originally Posted by Watcher
    Companies that does business with NKF ...
    yes ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AReality
    Why don't they ahve those on-screen SMS like those in Singapore Idol for their charity shows?









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    wow ... time to use up that SMS quota for the month.

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    Actually, I have been hearing things like we shouldn't donate to NKF but when it comes to prizes/gifts, Noone gives a sh*t about being ethical.

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    This thread is like NKF show... come come... post your message now. Quick quick...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Watcher
    BTW, do you know what is the salary of Bill Gates? About US$120k == S$205k. What about the President of the US? US$400k == S$680k
    $205K only makes up 0.0001% of bill gates' earnings lah.

    $600K to lead the US is dirt cheap. the US president should be paid at least $6 million.
    you can buy better gear but you can't buy a better eye

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    Read this:
    http://sg.news.yahoo.com/040707/5/singapore94408.html

    Wednesday July 7, 10:17 PM
    Dr Seamus Phan apologises for defamatory article on NKF
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    SINGAPORE : The chief executive of a technology firm has publicly apologised to the National Kidney Foundation for what he now admits were baseless and malicious allegations.

    The defamatory comments were in an article "NKF Singapore's 189-million-dollars in the bank" on Dr Seamus Phan's website.

    Dr Seamus said: "I come forward to apologise to the NKF, the staff, beneficiaries and donors of my own accord.

    "If I make a mistake and this is a very genuine mistake. I am a publisher, I made a mistake allowing the publication, I step forward, I don't see it as a bad thing. If I make a mistake, I own up."

    And the NKF looks pleased that Dr Phan has cleared the air.

    Mr Richard Yong, Chairman of the NKF, said: "The people, our donors, our patients were also affected because they are worried that people write such things about the NKF and with this clarification, people will have a better understanding that what he has written is baseless and there is no truth in it."

    The article in question, which appeared on Dr Phan's public website, accused the NKF of mis-spending and mis-managing public donations as well as misleading the public about its mission.

    Dr Phan now admits these are blatantly untrue allegations.

    As an added precaution he has also restricted access to his website.

    As a gesture of his remorse and repentence for the distress caused to the NKF, its donors and beneficiaries, Dr Phan has agreed to pay all damages and legal costs to NKF.

    NKF refused to say how much this adds up to, but stressed that it will not hesitate to take legal action against anyone who defames the organisation.

    Mr Yong added: "If they make allegations that are defamatory and that are damaging to NKF, we will have to take action because our reputation is at stake and knowing what we have done for the citizens of Singapore, for the poor and for the 2,000 patients that we have, we have to take the necessary actions as required."

    The NKF is also in a legal tussle with The Straits Times, which claimed in an article there are gold-plated taps in the NKF CEO's office. - CNA

    Dr. Seamus should have been braver in standing by what he said, which is the TRUTH. Justice has been done... NKF caught with their pants down.

    Thank God.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Watcher
    BTW, do you know what is the salary of Bill Gates? About US$120k == S$205k. What about the President of the US? US$400k == S$680k
    do u know how much our ministers are paid?

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    Did a quick comparison for NKF(2003) vs KDF(FY03/04)...
    http://www.nkfs.org/finance%20data.htm
    http://www.kdf.org.sg/financial.htm

    Collections from donations + grant + sponsorships
    NKF - 67,365,000
    KDF - 4,675,527

    Direct charitable expenses
    NKF - 36,191,000 (54% of collections)
    KDF - 3,818,448 (82% of collections)

    Employee costs
    NKF - 27,125,000 (40% of collections)
    KDF - 572,696 (12% of collections)

    Av mthly cost per employee
    NKF - 2,270 (996 employees)
    KDF - 2,390 (20 employees)

    Up to you guys to make sense out of these...

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