ACTOR ROSYAM TO SCALE KL TOWER FOR #QURANHOUR
50-year-old celebrity says he is fit enough to reach the upper deck
LAST year, celebrity and actor Datuk Rosyam Nor walked 47km from the Kumpulan Karangkraf Complex here, to the International Islamic University Malaysia campus in Gombak to promote the #WorldQuranHour.
This time, the 50-year-old will be taking the campaign, which encourages Muslims to read and appreciate the Quran for an hour, to greater heights by climbing the stairs of the Kuala Lumpur Tower (KL Tower) on Aug 21.
Rosyam’s mission to promote #WorldQuranHour has a more significant meaning this year as he will bring along with him the Merdeka spirit to coincide with the National Day celebrations on Aug 31.
“My journey will begin from the Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve where I will walk for 1km towards KL Tower. From the base to the upper deck of KL Tower, I will be armed with the event’s flag, as well as the Jalur Gemilang.
“I will be climbing more than 2,200 steps, which I think will not be an impossible task for me.
“I’m currently busy filming a movie and I may not have enough time to prepare. But I’m confident that I’m fit enough to climb to the upper deck. I’m ready.
“The biggest motivation for me would be to see the event’s flag, as well as the Jalur Gemilang, atop KL Tower.
“That would keep me going and my spirits up,” said Rosyam.
He said he had initially wanted to repeat last year’s walk, but was advised against doing so due to traffic conditions.
That was when the idea to climb up KL Tower came to Rosyam’s mind.
Aside from being confident of climbing the tower, Rosyam said one way to prepare, mentally and physically, for the task was to get enough rest and sleep the day before.
Rosyam, who is also the icon for Rumah Ngaji, said this at the Karangkraf Complex here yesterday.
Rosyam would be accompanied by Kumpulan Media Karangkraf deputy chief executive officer Syamil Fahim Mohd Fahim and 13 others during the climb.
Deputy minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Dr Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki is expected to receive the flags from Rosyam at the upper deck.
Rosyam said the climb was to build a “momentum” to the #MerdekaQuranHour, which would take place on Aug 31 at Dataran Merdeka. “#MerdekaQuranHour, which starts at 8.30pm, takes a special meaning because not only does it coincide with the wuquf in Arafah, Mecca, there will also be a Hari Raya Aidiladha takbir,” he said.
Rosyam invited Muslims to join in the event, regardless of their level of reading proficiency or comprehension of the holy book.
“They should not be ashamed to join us.“We want to shape a society that loves the Quran. There will be other events, such as religious talks. I also want to see non-Muslims be a part of the Merdeka celebrations for the spirit of muhibbah (camaraderie),” he said.
Datuk Rosyam Nor