JACKIE Chan is not only proud of his “datukship”, but is pleased that he is loved by Malaysians of all races.
“I know a lot of artistes have only Chinese fans here in Malaysia.
“But I am special – I have Indian and Malay fans, too,” he told China Press.
“When I am here, they treat me like I am a Malaysian. I like bak kut teh.
“But the most important of all, I have a lot of good friends here, so I like this place,” he said at the Subang airport before boarding a private jet after Sunday’s investiture ceremony at Istana Negara.
Chan received his award from Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah in conjunction with Federal Territory Day.
The 60-year-old superstar, who believed he was the first Hong Kong artiste to receive the award, also pledged to continue contributing to society.
“I am really honoured with the award from Malaysia.
“I have done a lot of work in the country, but I have never thought of getting any reward.
“If I have a chance, I will go to every part of South-East Asia that needs me,” the star of movies such as Police Story, Aces Go Places and Drunken Master said.
The veteran actor-director also thanked the Malaysian Government and the people for their love and support.
After the interview, the friendly star posed for photos with his fans who were surprised to see him at the airport.
> A man dashed out of a hotel room clad only in his underwear onto a busy Johor street with a group of people in hot pursuit on Sunday afternoon, Nanyang Siang Pau reported.
He was said to have fled at about 2.15pm after his girlfriend’s husband found out about their tryst at the hotel in Segamat.
The man hopped into a taxi with three passengers already in it and pleaded with them not to unlock the doors.
The woman and her husband from Pahang were reportedly in the midst of getting a divorce.
Police took the man in for questioning.
The woman was nowhere in sight.
> Found in translation is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.
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