Local artistes raise RM160,000


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 24 Aug 2004

KUALA LUMPUR: Local artistes, models and performers from the popular Akademi Fantasia 1 and 2 programmes gathered last night to put on a vibrant show at the Malam Ku Punya Hati (Have a Heart) charity dinner and raised RM160,000. 

Seventy actors, actresses and singers, comprising veterans and new faces, entertained the estimated 200-strong crowd at the event organised by Karyawan, aimed at raising funds for the association’s welfare fund. 

Karyawan honorary chairman Zaienal Abidin said the fund would provide aid to artistes or performers who faced financial difficulties or needed funds for medical treatment. 

Later, Karyawan donated RM10,000 to comedian and cartoonist Imuda to help in his follow-up treatment after his recent kidney transplant.  

Zaienal said the event was a success as all the 80 tables were sold. 

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The audience were entertained with performances by local groups like Too Phat and Mohram, singers Betty Banafe, Deja Moss and magician Henzi. 

The Akademi Fantasia singers included Burn, Sahri and Zahid. 

Model Nasha Aziz stole the show with her glittery performance at a fashion show. 

Nasha, who took the lead to stage the fashion show, had assembled more than 16 actresses and actors to showcase local designs. 

Among the actors and actresses who turned models for the event were Ida Nerina, Serina Chef Wan, Vanida Imran, Hans Isaac and Zahida Rafique.  

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