Today is the 6th day since the fund raising appeal was put out. There are still some funds trickling in. I would like to thank everyone who would like to continue to support, even though you know the target has been met. I appreciate your efforts. I am still updating on the funds coming in on a daily basis. If the funds slow down in the next few days, I would move towards doing a weekly update instead. We have reached our target of $70,000 for the legal fees for the court case. You can read more about what the court case is about and the fund raising appeal here.
The support around this cause has been amazing. As I have shared with many of you, I will continue to do my best. Many have also spoken to me, gave me advice and shared with me their stories. Keep these coming in. If there are stories which I can highlight and write about, I would.
We are now awaiting the pre-trial on 4 July 2014, before the court case is decided. The most important event happening in the next few days is the #ReturnOurCPF event on 7 June this Saturday at 4pm. I will be speaking at the event. Do join me and other speakers who will speak about the CPF.
Your support and trust in me means a lot. I will continue to speak up on our CPF and advocate for transparency and accountability on the use of our CPF.
We have nearly $16,000 in excess at this point. The funds will be set aside for any legal costs orders (if) made against me during the court proceedings by the court for me to pay the opposing sides legal cost if I lose any (interlocutory) applications in court. We have currently stopped putting out an active appeal for funds but if the funds continue coming in, I will be open and transparent with them and publish them, so as to be accountable.
Please see below for further information on the funds coming in so far, as of 5.00pm today.
Funds Raised So Far
We have raised $85,970.20 so far.
Please see below the transaction histories of the bank accounts.
Below is the transaction history for the POSB Savings Bank Account 130-23068-7 (Ngerng Yi Ling). This is my personal bank account.
$80,150.80 has been raised from here.
Below is the transaction history for the OCBC Savings Bank Account 657-4-111750 (Ngerng Mui Choo). My father helped set up this bank account yesterday solely for this fund raising.
$3,157.82 has been raised from here.
Below is the transaction history for PayPal (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please note that the PayPal is linked to my personal POSB bank account. I will include these amounts in the funds raised when they enter my personal POSB bank account, for ease of accounting.
$5,189.80 has been raised from here.
Yesterday, a gentleman came by to pass $20 to me. However, I wasn’t at home. Thank you very much for this! (Sorry, no photos as the money came without an envelope!).
We have reached the target of $70,000 for the legal and court fees. We have stopped putting out an active appeal funds at this point. For the actual amount of damages, we would only be able to know after the court case is over. Based on past cases, the damages go above $200,000.
I understand that funds might still be coming in – please note that any additional funds will be set aside any legal costs orders (if) made against me during the court proceedings by the court for me to pay the opposing sides legal cost if I lose any (interlocutory) applications in court. If there is any excess, the options will be to donate them to charity – I will consult Singaporeans on the use of the excess funds. I will continue to keep transparent records of the funds so as to be accountable and allow everyone to keep track of the funds. Please do send me your feedback as well on how you would like to do this.
Thank you to everyone for your support. This Saturday, 7 June 2014, there will be an event to demand to the Singapore government to #ReturnOurCPF. I will be speaking at the event. Do come and attend the event. The more Singaporeans who come forward to the event, the more concerned Singaporeans show up, the more we can show that this is an issue that concern many Singaporeans and which the government should take seriously.
When we stand united, our voice will be strong. When we are heard, change will come.
There is a petition that you can sign here.
See you this coming Saturday! The Facebook event page can be found here.