Thursday, September 15, 2011

A scam by anyother name is still a scam

Dear Friends I do not read Chinese, but I noticed that the news that I blogged below also made it to the Chinese Press. I was informed that the Chinese Press is even more telling. Can any of you good soul summarise in a sentence what was written in the Chinese Press.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Charity Scam!

To members of the pubic, I would like to announce that the Malaysian DanceSport Federation (MYDF) or any of its members are not associated with this alleged International Dance Competition. 
We also would like to inform that as the National Sports Association (NSA) governing DanceSport we are a member of the World DanceSport Federation (WDSF) and the Asian DanceSport Federation. (ADSF). 
As a Sports body registered with the Sports Commissioner's office under the Sports Development Act, all international competition conducted in Malaysia will require the Sports Commissioner's office consent and knowledge. 
We have been approached by the Press to comment on the article. As far as we are concerned such allegation of using a charitable non governmental organisation to sell tickets is acceptable if the whole object of organising the competition is for a Charitable purposes. By that we mean all the proceeds after a proper audit is carried out on the monies received will be handed to the charitable organisation. 
However in this newspaper cutting this does not appear to be the case and it would appear that the organiser of the event are using the Charitable organisation to help sell its tickets. 
We would like to alert members of the public to be wary of such scams before parting with their money.