Jet Li con­grat­u­lates Madam Pres­i­dent

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Sin­ga­pore: Chi­nese movie star Jet Li (pic) has con­grat­u­lated pres­i­dent Hal­imah Ya­cob on her pres­i­dency, quot­ing a Her World ar­ti­cle that said she was one of his fans.

In a post on his web­site, shared on his of­fi­cial Face­book page on Fri­day night, Li quoted a Her World ar­ti­cle that said Hal­imah once said she was a fan.

“I am deeply flat­tered and hon­oured. “Pres­i­dent, I wish you all the suc­cess in your new post,” he said.

Li be­came a Sin­ga­pore cit­i­zen in 2009.

She said that the story of a wushu fighter us­ing his gift for the good of the peo­ple af­ter his fam­ily is mur­dered res­onated with her.

Pol­i­tics, she said, is about as­sum­ing huge re­spon­si­bil­i­ties.

“Peo­ple de­pend on you, and you have to go be­yond your­self and make sac­ri­fices.”

She added that the movie sim­ply ap­pealed to her as: “I like Jet Li.”

Hal­imah was in­au­gu­rated as Sin­ga­pore’s eighth pres­i­dent on Thurs­day.

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