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    Aug 21, 2014

    Jackie Chan: Sorry for son's drug arrest


    HONG Kong movie star Jackie Chan yesterday said he felt "ashamed" of his son's detention on drug-related charges, adding that he had "failed to educate" his child.

    Jaycee Chan, who is a singer and actor like his father, was detained last week after police found more than 100g of cannabis at his home in Beijing.

    The charges were a potential embarrassment for Jackie Chan, who has a high profile in China where he was appointed a government-backed "anti-drug ambassador" in 2009.

    In a post on China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo service, he said he is "extremely angry and extremely shocked" over his 31-year-old son's detention.

    "As a public figure, I am ashamed. As a father, I feel terrible," he added. "I have failed to educate my son. I must also take responsibility and, in my son's name, take a deep bow and apologise to the public."

    Jaycee Chan was detained "on suspicion of accommodating suspected drug users", China's official Xinhua news agency reported. He was held in a swoop which also saw Taiwanese actor Kai Ko detained on drug charges.

    In his message, Jackie Chan also addressed his son directly, saying: "If you do something wrong, you need to bear the consequences. As your father, I am willing to face the future with you together."