Jackie Chan named as Singapore’s first anti-drug ambassador

Jackie Chan named as Singapore’s first anti-drug ambassador

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Hong Kong based superstar Jackie Chan has been named as Singapore’s first anti-drug ambassador. The announcement was made by Masagos Zulkifli, the second minister for Home Affairs and second minister for Foreign Affairs on May 7, 2015.

Chan was in Singapore for the announcement and interacted with the media and said that the younger people are increasingly making drugs as a personal choice. The martial arts expert said that one cannot experiment with drugs and not expected to be addicted.

Chan said, “The only choice is to stay away from drugs. Youths nowadays think drugs are fun – (but) it will hurt you. Not just that, it will harm your family as well. You will be a bad influence on your friends.” The actor also supported death penalty but only for certain cases and added that when it is sold it hurts thousands of people and youngsters who are useless.

This is not the first time for the actor as an ambassador for a cause as he has also been the Goodwill ambassador for UNICEF in 2004. Chan’s son Jaycee Chan was recently convicted to six months of imprisonment and sent to China prison for drug offences. The superstar when asked about his reaction over his son’s abuse of drugs said he was Shocked and ashamed when he first came to know.

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