29 Jun '11, 5am

Michelle Yeoh deported from Myanmar

Michelle Yeoh deported from Myanmar

YANGON: Malaysian-born actress Michelle Yeoh, who plays Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi in the upcoming film "The Lady", was deported from Myanmar shortly after arriving in the country. A Myanmar government official said that Yeoh had been blacklisted but did not say why. "She did not have the chance to enter Myanmar again. She was deported straight away on the first flight after arriving at Yangon International Airport," a Myanmar official, who did not want to be named, told AFP. Yeoh, a former Bond girl, had travelled to Myanmar in December last year after shooting scenes for French director Luc Besson's "The Lady" in Thailand. The 48-year-old "Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon" star met during her visit, the 66-year-old Aung San Suu Kyi who was released from house arrest in November last year after spending seven consecutive years under house arrest. The produ...

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