National Kidney Foundation Singapore - The Saga
I was watching the news on Singapore TV in Johore Bahru recently about the mismanagement of NKF (National Kidney Foundation) by its CEO. It really sad that such a person working for a charity organization misleads the public and uses the funds solely for his own purpose.
I am sure now many people will not be willing to donate to charity organization such as NKF anymore. People will have second thoughts if they want to donate to charity organization, just because there are a few rotten apples in this charity outfit.
Its chief executive officer Mr. T.T. Durai admits assertion its reserves would last just 3 years is 'not accurate', but when asked in court he agreed that it would last more like 30 to 40 years. Is he trying to bluff the public initially, NKF has a current reserves of Sp$262 million. Why on earth did such things happened? He pocketed Spore $1.8 million over the past three years on salary using public funds.(RM4.15million) not to mention 'among other things, a glass-paneled shower, a pricey German toilet bowl and a gold-plated tap' inside then-CEO T T Durai's office. The tap was said to have been replaced later with another of a different material. He admitted he had flown first class on NKF funds. All these luxurious items from public funds.
I just wonder how come there was no check and balance plus a level of accountability in the organization or is it just a one man show organisation. The board must be sleeping lo or the CEO has misled the board into trusting him.
If you want to work for a charity organization you can’t be earning like Sp $25,000 per month. The salary is way too much for any CEO in the market especially for a charity organization.
My thoughts; I wish he had left long ago…………………