>> ASIAONE / NEWS / ASIAONE NEWS / SINGAPORE / STORY
Wed, Jan 26, 2011
AsiaOne
Housewife donates $4.7 mil to NKF

[Above: Mrs Sandra Lee (left), daughter-in-law of Madam Wong (right), who died in 2009 and left a total of $4.7 million to NKF.]

A SINGAPOREAN housewife who died in April last year has left the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) a total of $4.7 million.

The late Madam Edna Wong Sui Ha, who passed away from stroke at the age of 85, donated to the charity $3.55 million in cash and a $1.15 million unit at the Butterworth 33 condominium at Katong.

This is the largest gift to NKF since a high-profile lawsuit in 2005 that exposed the charity's excesses under former chief T.T. Durai.

In a report in The Straits Times, Madam Wong was a regular NKF donor and gave between $100 and $200 a month for about eight years.

However, she stopped after the scandal came to light.

In 2006, she included the charity in her will, giving NKF about half of her wealth.

Her daughter-in-law, Mrs Sandra Lee, 59, told The Straits Times that they learnt of her donation to the NKF only after her death.

"I was quite surprised because she would usually discuss everything with me, but she never mentioned the NKF," said Mrs Lee.

 
 
STORY INDEX
 
  Fewer drug abusers arrested in 2010: CNB
   
 
  Housewife donates $4.7 mil to NKF
   
 
  Swedish minister for defence visits S'pore for the first time
   
 
  Let good fortune bloom
   
 
  Automobiles to have new "black box" system for tracking
   
 
  Rent a car this Chinese New Year
   
 
  Are Singaporeans ready for a non-ethnic-Chinese PM?
   
 
  MOF launches the Budget Challenge
   
 
  Snatch theft foiled by members of the public
   
 
  More FairPrice shoppers returning trolleys
   
>> RELATED STORY
Let good fortune bloom
TypeWriter enlists violinist and trumpeter for Friday gig
Laneway's Ladyhawke shy at heart
Heavenly garlic crab at Ubin Seafood
Yummy pork belly at Paradise Dynasty

Elsewhere in AsiaOne...

Investor Relations: Full-year profit for 79 companies up 29%

Wine,Dine&Unwind: Fish head curry: from the marketplace to your dinner table

Health: Policeman hospitalised after training accident

Motoring: Go-karting aims to make inroads into schools here

Digital: Coming: S'pore PlayStation games

Business: Singapore investors in bullish mood

Just Women: And the winner of the FSO Asian Model is...

Multimedia: Female 50 Most Gorgeous People 2010 Finals