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Published on Wednesday, 20 February 2013 15:38
The Myanmar Anti-Narcotics Association is turning to star power to spread its anti-drugs message, appointing four of the country’s most popular performers as ambassadors.
The non-governmental organisation launched the initiative at its annual meeting last week, saying it had decided to use stars to educate the public about drugs because people paid more attention to them.
Actor Lu Min, actress-singer Chit Thu Wai, actor Moe Min and pop diva Phyu Phyu Kyaw Thein were named as its ambassadors.
Myanmar Academy Award winning actor Lu Win said he was very proud of his new role. “I’m very happy to be appointed as an ambassador of the association because it has a good purpose. I am very proud to work with the association because it has a noble cause,” he said.
Myint Khaing, the NGO’s secretary, said it had worked with the Myanmar Motion Picture Association, Myanmar Music Association and Myanmar Dramatic Art Association to select the four performers.
Myint Khaing said drug abuse was spreading across the country and that everyone must unite to fight it.