I am not against this fund raising. In fact I will put in my RM 50 just for the charity. However, I have some questions here.
1. OK, Does that means that the RM 640,000 car is bought form the money collected through the fund raising? Or someone is generous enough to put in RM 640,000 for the car as contribution to the fund raising for social obligation cum contribution sake?
2. How much was the Datin paid for appearance? Or she was doing her part as her social obligation?
3. Is the fund manager been paid using the money collected through the fund raising for the management fee? Or the Fund Manager is contributing his part in social obligation cum contribution by giving free service? or someone sponsored the Fund Management?
4. Is the venue for the draw being paid using the money collected from the fund raising? Or One Utama Shopping Complex contributed to the society by hosting the event for free? What about the Audio/Visual Equipment? Are they sponsorred as well? Social obligation cum contribution?
5. The Melium Group has offer RM 150,000 of vouchers as prize or was it paid from the fund as well? Or was it a total contribution to the society as part of their social obligations cum contribution?
6. And finally, what is the distribution percentage for the seven receipient agencies? 100% divided by 7 or what?
The reason being that I was co-operating an event management outfit back in 1996-1997 and most of these events cost money to organised and in some charity events that I’ve turned down because they are paying the event management with the money they have collected through the fund raising, not sponsorship or social contribution.
No offense to the two Datins. I am supporting the event wholeheartedly though I am over here in Kuching. But for someone who has quarrelled with two Datuks and 4 Datins the source of payment for event management for a charity event in 1996, I do felt heavy hearted knowing that part of my contribution to the charity is going into someone’s pocket and not reaching the charity. That part could be just less than a sen, but it is still lesser than the part where all the money in full sum is contributed in totality to the seven charity receipients. I have managed some charity event for FOC where the cost is running to almost RM 20K in 1997. The cost of charity events now has increased by at least 40% since 1997. Still in track though I am out of Event Management business for many years.