Friday March 22, 2013
Jackie Chan to join PM in fund-raising programme
By SIMON KHOO
KUANTAN: Action superstar Jackie Chan (pic) will join Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak in a fund-raising programme at the Stadium Darul Makmur tomorrow.
Chan is expected to auction off three watches and a painting at the event to raise funds for SM Chung Hwa here.
He is also slotted to perform on stage.
A host of performances, including those by local artistes and Taiwan singers, have been lined up.
Some 20,000 people are expected to attend the event. Entrance tickets as well as those for the 1,000 tables have been snapped up since last week.
The organiser hopes to raise RM10mil for the construction of the school. To date, some RM6.5mil has been collected from various quarters, including MCA, private firms and individuals.
Meanwhile, scores of contract workers are working around the clock on the final touches for the Jelajah Janji Ditepati roadshow at the Padang MPK2 field here, also scheduled for tomorrow.
As of 6pm yesterday, some 130 canopies of various sizes had been erected by the Kuala Lumpur-based contractor.
Najib and Pahang Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob are expected to officiate the programme at 9pm.
A fireworks display is also scheduled near the end of the programme.