MICHELLE YEOH Deported From Burma Over SUU KYI Role!

By on 28 June, 2011


 

Actress Michelle Yeoh, who stars as released political prisoner Aung San Suu Kyi in an upcoming biopic, has been deported from Burma!

 

The former Bond girl arrived in Yangon on 22 June 2011, but was denied entry because she is on a blacklist.
 

A government official says:

“She did not have the chance to enter… She was deported straight away on the first flight after arriving at Yangon (Rangoon) International Airport.”

 

Yeoh previously visited the country in December 2010 to shadow democracy campaigner Suu Kyi and research her role in Luc Besson‘s forthcoming movie ‘The Lady‘ – to be released later in 2011. She hopes that her portrayal of Suu Kyi will raise awareness about the Nobel Peace Prize winner’s story.
 

Suu Kyi, the leader of the National League for Democracy, was freed from house arrest in November (2010) after spending 15 years being detained because of her political views. Her release came days after an election that her party boycotted and in which she was barred from being a candidate. The vote was the nation’s first in 20 years, and in March 2011, the junta handed power to a civilian government. However, some say little has changed and the new government is merely a front for continued rule by the army, which has been in power since 1962.

 


 


 


 

About Ed Bonilla

Ed is an entertainment news writer, and founder of TOMORROW'S NEWS. He always keeps a watchful eye on who and what's trending in the entertainment world. His articles focus on tomorrow's news today, including celebrity news, film news, music news and so much more!

What Are Your Thoughts On This?