Pop stars entertain crowd at peace rally


  • Nation
  • Monday, 24 Feb 2003

KUALA LUMPUR: They had come to Bukit Jalil Stadium to show the world that Malaysians want peace. 

Not only did they get the chance to share the occasion with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad but soaked to the skin, their patient wait was rewarded with performances from top local singers. 

The 200,000 strong crowd had started to queue up at the stadium entrance since 1pm. 

Later, some were seen running around the stadium carrying Peace Malaysia campaign and the Malaysian flags. 

By 6.20pm, the youngsters, already wet from the rain had moved towards the front of the stage area, eagerly waiting for the artistes to start their performances. 

UNTED STAND: Comedian Acappan (left), Norman and model-cum-VJ Soong Ai Ling rallying against war at Bukit Jalil.

Their hopes were not dashed as out came Norman of KRU, model-cum actress Soong Ai Ling and comedian Accappan, who nicknamed himself Accapeace. 

Other performances came from popular girl group Elite, child singer Fifi, Indigo, Pretty Ugly and Ezlynn. 

They took the stage for over an hour to await the arrival of guest-of-honour Dr Mahathir and Datin Seri Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali. 

Video clips on the impact of wars in some countries were shown while former TV3 personality Ras Adiba Radzi read out a poem. 

The crowd was also shown a video clip of the Ahmad Nawab composition Peace Song –Semarak Kedamaian – sung by Siti Nur-haliza, Hattan, Erra Fazira, Shawn Bahrin, Fazley and Ella among others.  

Towards the end of the evening, after the departure of Dr Mahathir at 10.40pm, the crowd once again went wild when it was announced that the Ambassadress of Peace-Siti Nurhaliza- would be among those who would entertain them up to midnight. 

The show started again with Nurul and her husband Ajai followed Hong Kong popstar Hacken Lee, Zainal Abidin, Ning Baizura and XPDC.  

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