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Michelle Yeoh, Hollywood actress, deported from Myanmar

Michelle Yeoh, left, and Suu Kyi. (Evan Agostini/AP; Khin Maung Win/AP)

Yeoh was deported after she arrived in Yangon, June 22, because she was on a blacklist, the official said.

The “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” actress visited the country, formerly known as Burma, in December and met with pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who she plays in the upcoming film, “The Lady.”

Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize winner and politician who opposed the country’s military junta, was under house arrest on-and-off between 1989 and November 2010, when she was released. In May, Yeoh told reporters she hoped the film would raise awareness about Kyi. “People should know her story because unfortunately I think a lot of people have forgotten or don't really understand what was going on because it's been 20 years,” she said.

(Source: Associated Press)


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