Women's Commission chairwoman Sophie Leung Lau Yau-fun has revealed how American superstar Michael Jackson backed her idea for a quality-parenting programme in Hong Kong. Jackson, who is facing child molestation charges in the US, endorsed Mrs Leung's idea to help parents develop closer relationships with their children and encourage good citizenship. 'I had a few moments with Michael Jackson in the VIP area of a Las Vegas hotel as he was surrounded by kids, and I mentioned the quality-parenting idea to him,' said Mrs Leung, referring to their chance meeting on a recent US trip. 'He said, 'oh, it's a beautiful idea'. We just felt like we were totally in sync with each other so fast.' Mrs Leung said the idea, still in its preliminary stages, was to speak to people in various fields, including sociologists, psychiatrists and parenting experts and possibly have them use a 'train the trainer' approach to instruct groups on how to help parents deal with their children's problems.