5 Jul – Fully aware of the hardships currently faced by Malaysians due to the pandemic, singer-actor Naim Daniel and a group of fellow celebrities recently banded together to help those in need.
The singer, who spoke about the group of more than 50 people that consists of fellow former child actors like Amelia Henderson, Syafie Naswip, Sweet Qismina and Aedy Ashraf, stated that they have devised a strategy to extend various assistance to people including publicising their charity work through social media to gain even more assistance.
"If we can't donate in terms of cash, why don't we use social media to do useful things? I admit that when the pandemic hits, many have struggled. So we try to take the initiative to help people in need," he shared with Berita Harian. "At the same time, we want to bridge the gap and stigma of claiming that celebrities are well-off, live lavishly and don't think about others... but in truth, we are the same. We as Malaysians feel the same pain."
Among the things that the group has done include holding charity auctions, raising awareness about mental health issues, as well as other related projects.
"Recently, Syafie made a charity sale. Among the items he tried to auction was a trophy won at the 25th Malaysia Film Festival (FFM). God willing, the money earned from the auction sale will be donated to those in need," he said.
Although they are still lacking, Naim expressed hope that the efforts made by the group will at least ease the burdens of the people who are affected by the situation, especially during the lockdown.
On the other hand, the singer said that he is planning to launch an album this year, having recorded a single with Joe Flizzow and another one with the pop idol group, Dolla.