SINGAPORE (AFP) - Despite being a little bit afraid scandal-hit Asian pop star Edison Chen braved a death threat to appear in public in Singapore on Sunday to promote a movie called The Sniper. His appearance came less than a month after a Hong Kong television station received an anonymous letter packed together with a gold bullet warning Chen to stay away from public events if he valued his life. If I say Im not fearful, I would be lying, the 28-year-old told a packed and tightly guarded media conference at a hotel in Singapore. Im a little afraid but I have to do what needs to be done (to promote the film) so I hope everyone will welcome me and watch my movie, he said, referring to the crime thriller The Sniper directed by Hong Kong film director Dante Lam. About 20 security personnel, including four uniformed private guards armed with handguns, were at the media conference venue.