KUALA LUMPUR: Popular actress Nur Fazura Sharifuddin is currently on an initiative to donate old headscarves or tudung to needy women across the country.
Her initiative is supported by the Association of Wives and Women Members of the Malaysian Civil Service (Puspanita) and the Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (Matrade) and part of the Malaysia International Halal Showcase (Mihas) 2023 which is currently being held at the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (Mitec), off Jalan Duta here.
"My campaign, Tudung Lama Kasi Baru, has been going on for a year now, and targets all women who cannot afford to buy headscarves," said Fazura, 40, in an interview with Berita Harian Online today.
Having collected 30,000 headscarves in last year's campaign, Fazura is aiming to collect 200,000 this time around.
"I've received strong support from the public. They've praised it as a good cause and good reuse of materials."
Fazura said that the idea of donating tudung cropped up during the Movement Control Order (MCO) to curb the spread of Covid-19 two years ago.
"I had some old tudung stock and I did not want them to go to waste. I sold them at RM25 per piece, and buyers snapped them up in two hours."
She added that many have urged her to come out with more new pieces and give the unsold ones to the needy.
Fazura ,who is also a singer, will soon be heading to Jakarta, Indonesia to wrap up her new album set for release next year.
The new album is a collaboration with Indonesian singer and composer Melly Goeslaw and rock legend Ahmad Dhani.
Local composers Ippo Hafiz and Zizi Kirana are also involved in the album.
"Next Wednesday, my 40th irthday, I will release a new single Jika Cinta Allah which is a collaboration with Ahmad Dhani," she said.