Twelve well-known local celebrities have pledged their voluntary support to the Red Ribbon Celebrity Support Programme launched by the Malaysian AIDS Council.
They are Datuk Siti Nurhaliza, Faizal Tahir, Fahrin Ahmad, Umie Aida, Ayu, Dayang Nurfaezah, Owen Yap, Fish Leong, Shah Shamsiri, Zainal Alam Kadir, Aanantha and Uthayaa.
The Celebrity Support Programme is in line with MAC’s Strategic Plan for 2008-2010 whereby the council plans to advocate for a supportive environment to address the issue on stigma and discrimination.
This alliance between the Malaysian AIDS Council and Celebrity Supporters works to increase awareness and fight the prejudice and improve education on HIV/AIDS in the country.
The responsibilities of the Celebrity Supporters range from special appearances at events organised by Malaysian AIDS Council and Malaysian AIDS Foundation, visits to shelter homes while a few of them will act as media spokespersons on behalf of MAC and MAF.Â These Celebrity Supporters demonstrate a commitment to improving the lives of Malaysians Living with HIV and to galvanise support from the public.