Tuesday, June 28, 2011
2 famous women : Aung Sang Suu Kyi (left) and Michelle Yeoh (right)
Updated 1 July 2011.
Datuk Michelle Yeoh has finally broken her silence on her recent deportation from Myanmar. In an exclusive e-mail to The Daily Chilli, The Star's news portal, the Malaysian superstar actress said she was "shocked and saddened" by the incident.
"On June 22, I was denied entry to Burma," Michelle stated her case. "The immigration authorities treated me cordially, but deported me upon arrival for no reason and without providing any justification. I was shocked and terribly saddened by this action."
The inside news that she got is that the military-backed Myanmar government is unhappy with her buzzworthy pro-democracy film, The Lady.
Directed by highly praised French director Luc Besson, The Lady casts Michelle as Myanmar freedom fighter, Aung San Suu Kyi - who was put under house arrest most of her life by the former military junta.
But the high-spirited Hollywood star shows courage and positivity in adversity.
"I harbour no ill will resulting from this incident," Michelle maintained. "I'm always fond of Burma and the Burmese people. I will continue to cherish hopes that this country will continue its progress towards peace and democracy, and that I will be able to return (to Myanmar) soon."
Michelle Yeoh (left) and Aung San Suu Kyi (right)
Malaysian born International Actress, Michelle Yeoh who has appearead in numerous blockbuster films including in James Bond's Tommorow Never Dies in 1997, Memoirs of a Geisha and Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, has been deported by Myanmar authority.
She was also blacklisted and will never be allowed and permitted to enter Myanmar.
Because Michelle Yeoh plays the role of Myanmar's democracy icon and Nobel Peace prize winner, Aung San Suu Kyi in an upcoming film about Suu Kyi life.
The film currently being edited is due for release in late August or early September 2011.
Yeoh was stopped by Myanmar authority as soon as her arrival at the Rangoon International Airport and was deported straight away on the first available flight.
The Myanmar Junta is too much.. right??
In this case, Slyvester Stallone will also be barred permanently from entering Burma or Myanmar permanently. Why? Because Stallone has angered the Burmese insane and mad Junta in his latest Rambo movie, Rambo 4.
In Rambo 4, Stallone almost single-handedly annihilated and destroyed a whole batalion of Burmese army who earlier killed innocent Karen rebels and abducted an American Mercy Group.
According to the Daily Telegraph, no reason was given for Michelle Yeoh shocking ejection from Myanmar, but the Hollywood actress was known to have spent some time with Miss Suu Kyi after her release from house arrest last December 2010 in preparation for her role in The Lady, as the Nobel peace laureate is universally known in Burma.
Suu Kyi, the leader of opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) was freed after spending most of the past 20 years in detention just days after Burma's first elections in two decades, widely criticised as a sham the military junta still holds the reins of power.
Suu Kyi's NLD boycotted the poll, and though the military regime handed control to the civilian government in March 2011, few believed it is anything more than a rubber stamp for the will of the generals and their cronies.
Michelle Yeoh, the 48-year-old Malaysian actress who filmed the work with French director Luc Besson in neighbouring Thailand, said she hoped the piece would raise awareness about Suu Kyi, 66.
Yeoh felt that many people had forgotten or misunderstood Suu Kyi's story after almost 20 years cut off from the world in detention.
We pity you Michelle and Suu Kyi.
Shame to the mad and stupid junta of Myanmar.