Trade Minister Lim Hng Kiang's wife succumbs to cancer

Trade and Industry Minister Lim Hng Kiang and his wife Madam Lee Ai Boon are seen in this 2001 file photo. Madam Lee Ai Boon died on Saturday, April 12, 2014. -- FILE PHOTO: EYEB

SINGAPORE - The wife of Trade and Industry Minister Lim Hng Kiang, Madam Lee Ai Boon, died on Saturday due to cancer. She was 60 years old.

Madam Lee's wake is held at Singapore Casket, said Mr Lim's press secretary in a statement. A private funeral will take place on Wednesday.

Mr Lim's family has requested that there be no wreaths or collection of bereavement. "All donations should be made directly to Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and Children's Cancer Foundation," said the statement.

Madam Lee is survived by her husband and two sons.