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Celebrities help the poor while on honeymoon

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysian actress Lee Sinje and her Hong Kong film-maker husband Oxide Pang spent their honeymoon helping out a poor community in Bohol, Philippines.

They called the honeymoon Love Beyond Self. Romance, said Lee, was sleeping under a mosquito net.

“It was a time of adjustment. I grew up in a kampung hence I could still accept a lot of things.

“But, Oxide is a city boy and was unaccustomed to a life devoid of what he considered to be basic necessities,” said Lee, 34, in a press conference here yesterday.

Inspired by their week-long stay, the two decided that they would recruit others to participate in their work under the World Vision programme.

World Vision is an international aid organisation dedicated to uplifting children, families and communities from the shackles of poverty.

“I learnt that apart from loving our own children we can love others too. With only RM50 a month, you can improve a child’s life.

“Your contribution may seem very little, but it can make a huge difference,” said Pang.

The couple would like to invite 2,000 people to join them and foster another 2,000 children.

Lee said caring for Pang’s daughter, Xing Xing, nine, had ignited her maternal instinct and she felt the need to improve the lives of underprivileged children.

She added that children should not be left to suffer if others were in a position to help.

Pang and Lee tied the knot in February in a private ceremony at Pangkor Laut Resort.

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