Only $5 to Yellow Ribbon Project for $35 entry fee collected. Can this be true?
The Yellow Ribbon Project is a worthy cause that should be supported as it helps to unlock the second prison for ex-offenders through its reintegration efforts.
The Yellow Ribbon Prison Run, which is in its fourth year, is one of the fundraising events for the project.
The registration fees this year are S$30 and S$35 for the 6km Fun Run and 10km Competitive Run, respectively.
It is shocking that only S$5 of the fee goes to the Yellow Ribbon Fund.
This begs the question of whether the organisers have got it right.
How do the organisers justify this? Where do the rest of the fees go to?
“Yes, there was corruption. Yes, he gave favors to his family and his friends. But there was real growth, real progress… What is a few billion dollars lost in bad excesses? He built hundreds of billions of dollars worth of assets. I think the people of Indonesia are lucky. They had a general in charge, had a team of competent administrators including a very good team of economists.”
- LKY commenting on Suharto's death