5 Jun – Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh has been appointed as the first mentor for the 1Malaysia For Youth (1M4U) programme after receiving the letter of appointment from Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak at the Prime Minister's Office yesterday.
As iM4U mentor, Yeoh's first job for iM4U is to develop a campaign to fight crime by helping the campaign focus on areas where women are particularly vulnerable, like in car parks, train stations and bus stops.
"I was very distraught when I heard about women, particularly traumatised in the car parks by snatch thieves. We are going to design ways to raise awareness to make Malaysia safer. Once we have the campaign in place, we will announce it," stated Yeoh.
Caption: Yeoh was also particularly concerned about road safety, ""I spoke with the Prime Minister and he said there were 6,000 people dying of road accidents yearly. One death is not just one on its own. The person could be a breadwinner or if it is a young child, it is an immediate loss of a future."
Yeoh also urged Malaysians to take on activities like volunteering and sharing amongst the community.
1M4U was launched on July 15 last year under the Government initiative to coordinate and promote youth volunteer activities.
Meanwhile, Yeoh also confirmed that she will be filming for the sequel for "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" and said that she is pushing as hard as she can to film it at Pinewood Iskandar Malaysia Studios."