13 Dec '11, 1pm

Singapore's 'Mother Teresa', known for her charitable work, has died aged 113

SINGAPORE - Despite her near-celebrity status for her tireless work in caring for the less privileged, Ms Teresa Hsu had shunned the public eye - up until her death last week. Ms Hsu died last Wednesday at the age of 113 - she was Singapore's oldest living person - but news of her death only emerged this week in a posting on the website of Heart to Heart Service, a charity which Ms Hsu had set up. "In accordance with her wish to depart quietly and peacefully, and her instructions not to make any announcement in the news media, as well as not to conduct or perform any rituals or ceremonies that will cause disturbance and inconvenience to others, she was cremated on the same day," said the statement by Mr Sharana Rao, her co-worker at Heart to Heart. "She has further instructed that no claim be made of her ash by whosoever." Born to a poor family in China in 1898, Ms Hsu dec...

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