Chinese stars to perform at CNY event

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 29 Jan 2003

KUALA LUMPUR: Two popular Chinese artistes – Andy Lau from Hong Kong and Shino Lin from Taiwan – will be here to entertain about 200,000 people expected to attend the national Chinese New Year celebration at Dataran Petaling Jaya (near Amcorp Mall) in Jalan Timur on Feb 8. 

Local performers like Ah Gu Tan, Adi N’ Brothers and Candy Cheah had also been invited.  

Selangor MCA liaison committee chairman Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting asked Malaysians to join in the festivity.  

The Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Syed Putra Jamalullail and Raja Permaisuri Agong Tuanku Fauziah Tengku Abdul Rashid, Sultan of Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad, his deputy Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Khir Toyo would be among the guests at the function scheduled from 5pm to midnight.  

“Packed food will be served while cultural performances like the lion and dragon dances and Chinese opera will spice up the Chinese New Year mood. 

“We are expecting people from other states to join in the celebrations while special invitations will be extended to Chinese associations and guilds,” said Ong. 

He urged the public, especially the Hokkien Chinese, to participate although Feb 8 is their day for a grand New Year celebration.  

“I hope they can come and celebrate with us and perform their prayers when they return home after midnight,” he said. 

The Transport Ministry's parliamentary secretary Datuk Donald Lim, who is looking into the travelling arrangements, said special discounts would be given to those using the KTM Komuter and Putra LRT.  

“The return trip will be free and train services will be on until 3am the next day,” he said, adding that buses would ferry passengers from the Komuter station to Dataran Petaling Jaya.  

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