Charity Movie Night raises $14K for SMARTER, Pusat Ehsan

11 Apr

WITH a special appearance by Brunei-born international mega star Wu Chun, the Saving General Yang Charity Movie Night managed to raise a total of $14,000 at the Times Cineplex yesterday for two charitable organisations, SMARTER and Pusat Ehsan, whereby each received $7,000.

The guest of honour who handed over the contributions was Datin Paduka Hjh Adina binti Othman, the Deputy Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports.

Wu Chun with Datin Paduka Hjh Adina binti Othman, the Deputy Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports; Liza Kamarudin of HSBC and Pg Dato Shariffuddin of GHK Motors presenting the $7,000 mock cheque to Malai Hj Abdullah of SMARTER

Wu Chun with Datin Paduka Hjh Adina binti Othman, the Deputy Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports; Liza Kamarudin of HSBC and Pg Dato Shariffuddin of GHK Motors presenting the $7,000 mock cheque to Malai Hj Abdullah of SMARTER

Wu Chun with Datin Paduka Hjh Adina, Nicky Wong of QQeStore, Maswadi Hj Mohsin of RB presenting the $7,000 mock cheque to Dato Paduka Dr Omar Khalid of Pusat Ehsan

Wu Chun with Datin Paduka Hjh Adina, Nicky Wong of QQeStore, Maswadi Hj Mohsin of RB presenting the $7,000 mock cheque to Dato Paduka Dr Omar Khalid of Pusat Ehsan

Wu Chun and Datin Paduka Hjh Adina in a group photo with the representatives of the companies involved in the Charity Movie Night. – PHOTOS: JAMES KON

Wu Chun and Datin Paduka Hjh Adina in a group photo with the representatives of the companies involved in the Charity Movie Night. – PHOTOS: JAMES KON

Present to receive the contribution on behalf of SMARTER was Malai Hj Abdullah bin Malai Hj Othman, the President of SMARTER, while Dato Paduka Dr Omar Khalid received the contribution on behalf of Pusat Ehsan.

The Charity Movie Night also attracted more than 50 Wu Chun fans who had flown in from overseas just to see the movie and catch a glimpse of Wu Chun.

Encouraging other youths to be a success in the creative industry, Datin Paduka Hjh Adina in her remark mentioned, “We are very proud of Wu Chun, a Bruneian who went to school here and was brought up the Bruneian way. Therefore if Wu Chun can do it, so can other Bruneians.”

Wu Chun, who has travelled to 12 different cities in the past two weeks to promote Saving General Yang, did not look tired at all after greeting the large number of fans that turned up. Prior to the presentation of the mock cheques, he signed an autograph on the main poster.

During an interview session, Wu Chun said, “I would like to convey my appreciation to the companies that have supported this Charity Movie Night, with all the proceeds going to charity.”

Wu Chun revealed, “After landing on Tuesday afternoon, I stayed in Times Cineplex to work with the organisers until midnight to make sure that everything goes smoothly.

“The movie is screening in Saudi Arabia, India, and Australia as well as many parts of the world, and has received rave reviews. It’s my biggest movie and the production cost was more than $20 million,” he said. “I hope that Bruneians will come out to support this movie, as a lot of effort has been put into making the movie. I also felt a great sense of achievement not just because I can share this great movie with my fellow Bruneians, but help to organise a charity as well. My motivation came from my fans and family, especially my late mother who always encouraged me to be involved in charity events.”

The Saving General Yang Charity Movie Night was supported by QQeStore, HSBC, Royal Brunei Airlines (RB) and GHK Motors.

Source: Borneo Bulletin

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