“SEREMBAN: Celebrities should follow in the footsteps of popular singer Siti Nurhaliza in contributing their services to voluntary organisations, said Negri Sembilan Yang di-Pertuan Besar Tuanku Ja’afar Tuanku Abdul Rahman yesterday.
“”Although Siti should be taking pains to promote her career, she still takes part in the activities of the Malaysian Red Crescent Society,”” he said when opening the state MRCS campsite and Youth Unity Camp at the Galla Forest Reserve here.
Tuanku Ja’afar, also the Negeri Sembilan MRCS patron, thanked the singer for agreeing to continue in her role as MRCS Goodwill Ambassador.
Siti Nurhaliza, who signed a memorandum of understanding with MRCS for her continuing role as the organisation’s Goodwill Ambassador for another year, said she had received close co-operation from the MRCS in the past years.
She said the organisation did not force nor make unreasonable demands on her time as she had other professional commitments.
She said that during the past two years as Goodwill Ambassador, she had received positive response from youths who had been encouraged to participate in uniformed bodies.
“”I received such responses through the website and letters from youths who were supportive of my involvement in the MRCS,”” she said.
Earlier, Negri Sembilan MRCS chairman Datuk Wong Chiang Choy said the state government had awarded a 1ha piece of land at the forest reserve to the organisation to set up a campsite-cum-youth training centre.
Four fund-raising campaigns have been raised for the training centre, he said, adding that the MRCS was waiting for approval from the district council.