Thursday, December 15, 2005
It is time to put this unhappy episode behind us and start donating again. The NKF scandal captivated, angered and even confused some Singaporeans. See what transparency brings - nothing but unhappiness and anger. The main lesson from the NKF episode for me is that transparency is best avoided because it brings so much unhappiness. Before the NKF scandal, everyone was so happy with the NKF, gladly donating to the charity....I wished things have continued that way so I get to watch those highly entertaining spectacular NKF shows....I believe many Singaporeans like myself really miss those shows.
I strongly suggest, for Singaporean's own good the following 'transparency' questions should be outlawed:
1. How much does it cost to build a HDB flat?
2. What is the GIC doing with our money? What is their performance?
3. How is our CPF managed?
Why frustrate yourself asking questions that won't be answered in the first place? If answered, they might be upsetting and make you unhappy.
Anyway back to the NKF. I would like to urge Singaporeans to continue donating to the NKF. The NKF CEO has said that if you stop donating, the kidney patients will be left to die because they can't afford treatment. Our govt probably cannot afford to help these people at all.
Each session of NKF dialysis now cost S$162 (down from $200). Kidney patients should be thankful for this S$162 treatment because it is high quality. Unlike in Malaysia where kidney patients are given cheap dialysis S$26 by the Malaysia NKF, Singaporeans are lucky to receive $162 dialysis treatment. You can see from the picture that each patient has his own fish tank to look at while undergoing treatment - imagine if you're in Malaysia, you probably have to bring your own book or MP3 player, how terrible. Singapore's kidney patients are so lucky to receive such high value treatment.
Posting Time 8:03 PM
Posted by Lucky Tan