After 2 years they finally prosecuted Durai for the NKF scandal, finally justice done....we can all sleep better yesterday night thinking that the custodians for the money we donate to charity are hard working people.
Well ....all of us got to sleep better for just ONE NIGHT because the headlines today is ......
...and that is just one more to add to the list ...Youth Challenge, Society for the Blind etc. After the NKF scandal broke, public pressure resulted in the formation of an Inter-ministry Committee on Regulation of Charities & IPCs in early 2006. You can read about the new rules and guidelines here. Basically, when it comes to charity even after all the scandals, the govt believes in self-regulation for charities. Given the 'light-touch' and trust that our govt gives to charities we can conclude that our charities are mostly run by honest people with good intentions.
Contrast this to the effort in place to regulate, monitor, stifle and repress the political alternatives. We can conclude that the ranks of our opposition are filled by self radicalised Singaporeans with evil and misguided intentions that needs to be corrected. If allowed to flourish, it will polute our market place of political ideas will slow our progress toward top 1st world status. They will hinder our determined march towards economic greatness for our globalised city by being overly concerned about poverty, income gap, human rights, workers' rights,basic freedoms and democracy. When it comes to political alternatives, we must definitely guard ourselves.
Singaporeans, please continue to donate to charity, they are run by honest people who can self regulate.