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Actor Michelle Yeoh, who stars as Pro-democracy Leader Aung San Suu Kyi deported from Burma

International Current Affairs 2011. Hollywood actor Michelle Yeoh, who stars as the pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi in an upcoming movie, The Lady deported from Burma

Jun 29, 2011 15:20 IST
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Hollywood actor Michelle Yeoh, who stars as the pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi in an upcoming movie, The Lady was deported from Burma. She was deported on 22 June 2011, the same day she arrived in the country’s capital, Rangoon. She was deported she was on the government’s blacklist.


Burma’s repressive government routinely rejected the visa requests of journalists and perceived critics for years.


The movie about Aung San Suu Kyi’s life, The Lady, is being directed by Luc Besson and hopes to raise awareness about the Nobel peace prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi’s story. Yeoh visited Burma in December and spent time with Aung San Suu Kyi for the movie, which was filmed in neighbouring Thailand.


Aung San Suu Kyi, 66, has spent most of the past two decades detained by the former military junta. She was released in 2010, 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. The military junta had handed power to a civilian government. However critics argue that little has changed and the new government is merely a front for continued rule by the army, which has been in power since 1962.

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