Suu Kyi actress deported

Suu Kyi actress deported

The Malaysian actress arrived in the country’s main city, Yangon, on June 22 and was deported the same day because she was on a blacklist, a government official said.

The official did not say why Yeoh was on the list. But Myanmar’s repressive government has routinely rejected visa requests of journalists and perceived critics for years. Suu Kyi spokesman Nyan Win confirmed Yeoh was deported but had no other details.

The Luc Besson movie about Suu Kyi’s life, The Lady, is due out later this year, and Yeoh has said she hopes her portrayal of Suu Kyi will raise awareness about the Nobel Peace Prize winner’s story.

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