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    Quote Originally Posted by nemesis32
    yup...What she said is not wrong...
    hmmm... agree with the pay being peanuts, but, the crux of it all...
    what will the lay person think and feel about it? her tone and all? what if this never took place, all Singaporeans will never get to know the truth?

    anyway, i feel that transparency is vital for any charitable organisation. from what i see, NKF shot themselves this time round.

    be thankful that its only graffiti-art on their walls. that's about all most Singaporeans can do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BBTM
    Just saw a shark pic which was killed by a man. My mum always ask me, why don't those lions, tiger etc... in the wild be killed as they kill other animal for food. I told her that if no cannibel (correct?), the goats, deers etc... will eat up all the grass in the end.

    From that, NKF look like a cannibel. Without them, kidney patients will suffer more but with them ard, they might hurt other in one way or another. Therefore, NKF is good or bad, you decide. When they help u to maintain someone health, they are good but when they misuse the $ which you donate, they are bad.

    This world really confusing.
    You mean cannibal? Anyway, cannibal means eating their own kind.. like those pesky black birds stealing your fried egg in kopitiam. I think the word you were looking for is predator.

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    i am veri sadden to hear the news when it came out

    i told the guy fly overseas to garner donation support, hence i can still take it if he need to fly , eg he fly to see some big boss to persuade them to adopt a dialysis centre , to help them protray a pro family thing,


    but when the actual reason came out as to why he needs to fly , i am really sad.

    now i think back , wats the point of working hard, , looks like there is no chance liao

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    Quote Originally Posted by dawgbyte77
    You mean cannibal? Anyway, cannibal means eating their own kind.. like those pesky black birds stealing your fried egg in kopitiam. I think the word you were looking for is predator.
    Thanks for the correction. What I mean is those animal who eat meats only. Ops, OT. Better stop else kenna sue
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    Quote Originally Posted by nemesis32
    NKF has 189m in reserves which supposedly can last them 2-3 years as they claim they need about 60-70m a year. NCSS has about 157m and can last them a couple of years as well. In my opinion, the reserves are not excessive. Imagine if economic crisis hits us for 2-3 years, the reserves will definitely diminished by a fair bit.

    In fact under NCSS's guideline (they are the controlling body of most orgs), reserves can be up to 5 years hence not excessive.
    I think you need you miss something.
    NKF's claim:
    Resreves is $189m
    Fact:
    Reserves as of now at $260m( not sure if present chairty show is included )

    NKF's claim:
    NKF need $60m a year.
    Fact:
    $60m is only true if patients do not pay anything ( which is not the case ). At the moment, till date, it only need about $7m a year. That is why it should be able to last up to 30 years even if it stop all collection NOW.
    The above facts are from the papers.

    Quote Originally Posted by nemesis32
    As for the S$240/treatment etc, based on my limited knowledge, level of subsidies depends on affordability. If you are a high income earner of > S$5k (for example only), you prob pays 80%, if you earn 2k, you prob pay 20%
    If your total household income is more than $2K, no subsidy.
    I get paid more shooting part time ...... damn, I should find more time to shoot part time

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    Quote Originally Posted by BBTM
    Thanks for the correction. What I mean is those animal who eat meats only. Ops, OT. Better stop else kenna sue
    Last hit... okay children gather around:

    carnivores - meat eater
    herbivores - veggie eater
    omnivores - eat anything I shut mouth now. no more eating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfhuang
    I'm sad after reading this post by a signatory named Celine on the petitions page:

    i never made any call since the time they refuse to save my granny. Reason cited was, your granny is already of age, there are many younger people who needs our help. So what does that make my granny, WORTHLESS? To everyone, if you want to donate in future, give personally to the people really in need. For organisation like NKF, their FIRST priority is not the patients. Isn't it so evident to us now?
    yes, my colleague's mother was also rejected by NKF for being old & diabetic. Ended up in KDF, and heard many other patients were also snub by NKF...

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    I wonder will the Commissioner Of Charities step in to investigate under the Charities Act (Chapter 37) Part III, Registration Of Charities And Provisions For Inquiring Into Charities;


    Supply of false or misleading information to Commissioner, etc.
    10. (1) Any person who knowingly or recklessly provides the Commissioner with information which is false or misleading in a material particular shall be guilty of an offence if the information is provided

    (a) in purported compliance with a requirement imposed by or under this Act; or

    (b) otherwise than as mentioned in paragraph (a) but in circumstances in which the person providing the information intends, or could reasonably be expected to know, that it would be used by the Commissioner for the purpose of discharging his functions under this Act.

    (2) Any person who wilfully alters, suppresses, conceals or destroys any document which he is or is liable to be required, by or under this Act, to produce to the Commissioner shall be guilty of an offence.

    (3) Any person guilty of an offence under this section shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $5,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year or to both.

    (4) In this section, references to the Commissioner include references to any person conducting an inquiry under section 8.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yqt
    If your total household income is more than $2K, no subsidy.
    I'm glad you point this out. Remember hor, it's HOUSEHOLD income. Can you imagine how many people are turned away?

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    When mrs goh said $600,000 was peanuts.From her point of view. It really is. $600,000 is not enough for her facial, botox, spa, slimming etc. We are talking top of the line service.$600,000 can only buy you studio apartment in the city.Unfortunately, some people take that to be insensitive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfhuang
    I'm glad you point this out. Remember hor, it's HOUSEHOLD income. Can you imagine how many people are turned away?
    Yeah man... lets say a family of 4 with 2k total income... that is just meeting both ends... at least some subsidy...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nemesis32
    Please try to be Sensitive....

    One black sheep (no pun intended) does not make NKF a bad organisation. I have to agree with Mrs Goh, the patron, that the lawsuit is about defamatory comments by SPH and not about transparency of NKF. She even mentioned that for a organisation like NKF with 189m in reserves, paying S$600k is peanuts....

    I do hope that the patients will not suffer because of this.
    they have enough funds to keep it going for at least 6+ years in their current spending rate. PLEASE STOP TALKING ABOUT THE PATIENTS FOR THE MOMENT! They only spend less than $7 million on them a year, they have more then $180 million in the bank!

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    In Taiwan news paper.

    吳作棟夫人:杜萊的薪資只不過是花生米

    For those whom reads Chinese

    星電視慈善籌款過多 善款用途不公開遭質疑

    http://tw.news.yahoo.com/050712/43/21zdk.html


    NKF理事長撤銷控告星報業控股與撰稿記者
    http://tw.news.yahoo.com/050712/43/222ch.html


    Malaysia

    From the Star
    http://thestar.com.my/news/story.as...470988&sec=asia

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfhuang
    I'm glad you point this out. Remember hor, it's HOUSEHOLD income. Can you imagine how many people are turned away?
    And how many may have died because the are turned away?
    I get paid more shooting part time ...... damn, I should find more time to shoot part time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Myfz1
    When mrs goh said $600,000 was peanuts.From her point of view. It really is. $600,000 is not enough for her facial, botox, spa, slimming etc. We are talking top of the line service.$600,000 can only buy you studio apartment in the city.Unfortunately, some people take that to be insensitive.
    i might never get to earn that much $$ in my whole life.

    peanuts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Belle&Sebastain
    they have enough funds to keep it going for at least 6+ years in their current spending rate. PLEASE STOP TALKING ABOUT THE PATIENTS FOR THE MOMENT! They only spend less than $7 million on them a year, they have more then $180 million in the bank!
    Can we be sure $180million is still there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Myfz1
    When mrs goh said $600,000 was peanuts.From her point of view. It really is. $600,000 is not enough for her facial, botox, spa, slimming etc. We are talking top of the line service.$600,000 can only buy you studio apartment in the city.Unfortunately, some people take that to be insensitive.
    careful.... state your opinion, but don't speculate too much...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BBTM
    If 52 cents can go to the patient, in the end, where does the bonus come from? I heard that 6 months bonus for staff! No wonder CEO 1 yr bonus. I bet you also know that they fly in first class, stay in 5 stars etc..., right? Someone do mention that they make use of the patient to get donation. We pity those patient and that is why we donated but NKF just misuse of this $. No point posting here, let's wait and see what will happen next
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    I'm so very disappointed with the SM's wife. Being the patron, she should have urged NKF to rein in its Board of Directors and scale down spending. No Mercs.

    Simple cars will be more than enough. Simple taps and showers will be enough. Why does he need an expensive toilet bowl???

    Being the money from donors, every cent should be spent wisely, with the majority of the funds used for patients. As NKF has so much funds, it should be made to give an even large patient subsidy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xray
    Why does he need an expensive toilet bowl???
    more shiok when doing big businesses?

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