a few ministers spending a month's salary can easily gao tim...
So what have you done for charity? Dismissive talk is cheap.
How many of us can raise $1.8m with our travel photos?
At the end of the day, $1.8m was raised for four charities. If you think about it, it's not unlike those charity gala dinners that charge upwards of $10K per table. Rich people using their resources/influence to raise money for charity is still a better situation than rich people doing nothing... No one is obliged to do or give anything to charity.
The money will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Government, bringing the total to more than S$1.8 million.
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Great effort by Minister Tan CJ. Putting photography to good use for a worthy cause.
you can buy better gear but you can't buy a better eye
I know what I did and that's good enough for me. For me there's no need to come out and declare it. I am sure that the ministers are generous and willing and most importantly, able...
they can make bigger contribution towards Minister Tan fundraising effort because of their means. hard truth
I think what was done here is commendable, raising money for charity is always a good thing.
However, I am not so sure if he could have reached that level with his photography were he not a minister. Note that this is not a personal attack, I am just saying that it could have easily been another walkathon, a half marathon, an art event or any and something else, the end result could have been the same.
Every little bit, no matter how big or small counts. If you think $900,000 is a small thing to anyone, Africa would be free of poverty long ago. So maybe it is easy, maybe it is hard, but I still think your reaction in the first instance was uncalled for. It is one thing to express your opinion but outright and immediate dismissal is rather unfair to the effort made, no matter how easy you think it is. Cheers.
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