28 May '12, 10am

Benson Puah, CEO of the National Arts Council and the Esplanade, diagnosed with cancer

Benson Puah, CEO of the National Arts Council and the Esplanade, diagnosed with cancer

Mr Benson Puah, the 54-year-old chief executive of the National Arts Council and the Esplanade, has been diagnosed with lymphoma. -- ST PHOTO: ASHLEIGH SIM By Clarissa Oon, Senior Correspondent The most powerful man in the Singapore arts scene has just been diagnosed with lymphoma, a type of cancer that begins in the immune system cells. Mr Benson Puah, the 54-year-old chief executive of the National Arts Council and the Esplanade, found out about his illness last Thursday. A brief statement released this evening by both organisations said he starts treatment today for the next 16 weeks. It added that he will continue with his duties as normally as his condition will allow him to, and that operations at both organisations continue to function as usual. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. blog comments powered by Disqus

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