8 May – Jackie Chan has recently been named Singapore's first anti-drug celebrity ambassador.
As reported on CRI News, the announcement was made on 7 May by Second Minister for Home Affairs and Second Minister for Foreign Affairs, Masagos Zulkifli, at the launch of a new anti-drug mobile application called "Aversion", held at the Nanyang Polytechnic.
Hoping that the actor will inspire young Singaporeans to say no to drugs, Masagos stated, "We all have a part to play in the fight against drugs, and everyone has a responsibility to spread the message."
Though Jackie is already busy with his movie career, Masagos stated that the actor has agreed to support the cause with no hesitation.
The "Dragon Blade" star stated that he was always taught by his father not to be involved in drugs, gangs, and gambling since he was still young and hopes to share his father's words with the young people.
As for his son, Jaycee, who was detained in prison last year for using drugs and sheltering drug users, Jackie stated that the incident has made him ashamed and angry, and fuelled his determination to fight the cause.
"Aversion" was developed by students from NYP School of Interactive and Digital Media. It enables players to have fun while learning more about the dangers of drugs.
(Photo source: english.cri.cn)