'I don't need anything else': 83-year-old man who cares for poor elderly gratefully declines donations

Over the past decade, Mr Lee Cho Poon has opened his home to three men. He is not related to any of them, but each time he took in a person, he would feed and care for him voluntarily.

SINGAPORE - Offers of donations and assistance have poured in for Mr Lee Cho Poon, an 83-year-old retiree who has opened his rental flat to three different housemates in the past decade, caring for their every need including their funerals.

But when The Straits Times visited Mr Lee in his one-room apartment in Ang Mo Kio on Wednesday (Oct 30), he gratefully declined every one of them, asking instead that donors help those less fortunate than him.

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