PETALING JAYA: Leaving behind their hectic filming, album promotion and rehearsal schedules, more than 60 artistes and radio and TV personalities gathered at Menara Star yesterday to help promote world peace.
Among those present were Siti Nurhaliza, Ning Baizura, Norman and Yusry of KRU, Nora, Erma Fatima, Azizah Mahzan, Fauziah Latiff, Khatijah Ibrahim, DJ Dave, Nasha Aziz, Afdlin Shauki, Syafinaz, Juliana Banos, Cico, Tony Eusoff, Vanida Imran, Rashidi Ishak, Rosyam Nor, Rabbit, Era DJ’s Halim Othman and Seelan Paul, Maya Karin, the 3R hosts –Azah, Kartini and Ngai Yuen, nasyid group Rabbani, Hans Isaac, Hani Mohsein, Wahida, Adzrin, Hans Isaac, Ras Adiba Radzi, Fredo, Man Senoi of Headwind, Boomerang, Freddy Fernandez and Zaienal Abidin of Karyawan.
“We must set a shining example for the rest of society to follow,” said Freddy Fernandez, the deputy president of Karyawan (Malaysian Artistes’ Association).
“So let’s start today, by making a stand for peace in the world and letting our voice be heard loud and clear.
“No more violence. No more wars. We just want peace,” said Fernandez who also rewrote the lyrics of Give Peace A Chance, which was sung by the artistes.
The Star’s executive editor Datuk Wong Chun Wai said the daily, also known as The People’s Paper, embarked on this project to further promote peace among Malaysians through the voices of role models.
“We have decided to bring together the people in the music industry because we believe that all of you are role models.
“Your message in wanting peace will bring greater impact than others.
“A word by you will be more meaningful than perhaps a thousand words by a politician,” he said, addressing the artistes.
The artistes later gathered together and sang the peace song, led by Fredo.
They were also presented with The Star’s Say No To War T-shirts.
The Star employees, who had also donned the T-shirts to work yesterday, lined the foyer to welcome their favourite artistes and had their T-shirts autographed.
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