Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Channelnewsasia.com-"2005 a challenging year for Singapore's charities

Channelnewsasia.com: "2005 a challenging year for Singapore's charities
By Julia Ng, Channel NewsAsia

SINGAPORE : By all accounts, 2005 has been a turbulent year for local charities, especially the National Kidney Foundation, as the sector got hit by one shockwave after another.

As Singaporeans donated generously to help victims of the Asian tsunami, money was also drained away from the local charity sector.

Smaller charities had barely recovered from the struggle to raise funds when the NKF controversy erupted.

A defamation suit initiated by the NKF's CEO TT Durai led to disclosures about his extravagant pay and perks. "

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