Jackie Chan helps raise USD 1.8m funds for charity

Kuala Lumpur, March 24 : Hong Kong superstar Jackie Chan has helped raised RM3mil (USD 1.8m ) from the auction of two Richard Mille watches and a painting during SM Chong Hwa's fund-raising dinner and concert on Saturday.

Each of the items went for RM1mil, putting the total collections at RM13.5mil, the Star Online reported.

President of the Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce Tan Sri William Cheng, Hua Lian Group chairman Tan Sri Ta Kin Yan and the school's board chairman Tan Sri Pheng Yin Huah also helped in other large contributions.

Between them, they donated a total of RM1.5mil for two of Chan's encore songs.

The 58-year-old actor, who received a loud welcome from the 10,000 people crowd when he arrived at the event held at Stadium Darul Makmur, looked dapper in stylish black and white shirt.

The 'Mandopop' star thrilled the crowd after the auction with a rendition of Mandarin song titled Guo Jia (Nation) and also sang Zhen Xin Ying Xiong (True Heroes) as an encore, before the successful concert-cum-dinner ended about midnight.

Pheng earlier said he hoped the event would raise at least RM10mil to go towards the total RM30mil funds needed for the school's construction.

Cheng and Pheng donated RM500,000 each for Chan to perform the first encore, while Ta forked out RM500,000 for the second song.

Other present at the event were Chinese Ambassador to Malaysia Datuk Chai Xi and MCA leaders Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai, Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen and Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong.

--ANI (Posted on 25-03-2013)

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