Money to go to charities: Nur's dad

SINGAPORE - More than $400,000 was raised for Nur's heart transplant in less than three weeks, including the funds from Ms Rima McDonald's Facebook initiative.

Little Nur died before she could make it for the heart transplant operation.

Her parents had made a pledge at her wake on June 10 to help other children battling critical illnesses with the funds that have been raised.

Nur's father, Mr Muhammad Ghazali, 27, a security supervisor, told The New Paper two weeks ago, that a "large amount" of the funds would go to Singapore Heart Foundation (SHF).

But he declined to specify the exact sum that would be donated, and would only say that the rest would go to "other charities that benefit children".

He also did not specify which were the other charities.

A spokesman for the SHF confirmed that they have been in communication with Nur's father. In response to queries, the spokesman said they had not received any of the money to date.

This article was first published in The New Paper.

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