The first NKF scandal
This is not the first time a National Kidney Foundation (NKF) chief executive has been involved in a scandal.
In 2005, then CEO T.T. Durai (pictured) was found to be living a lavish lifestyle using funds raised by the charity.
This emerged after he sued Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) for defamation over a Straits Times report that had questioned the NKF's transparency and accountability under his leadership.
After investigations by the Commercial Affairs Department and the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau, Mr Durai was charged and convicted of corruption.
He was sentenced to three months' jail and released on Aug 11, 2008.
The NKF later pulled the plug on large-scale public fund-raising events and has since restructured, with better corporate governance.