Yeoh `saddened` by deportation from Myanmar

Michelle Yeoh plays Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi in an upcoming biopic.

Last Updated: Jun 30, 2011, 13:58 PM IST

Hong Kong: Former Bond girl Michelle Yeoh, who plays Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi in an upcoming biopic, says she is "saddened" by her recent deportation from the country.

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 on Tuesday.

In her first comment on the deportation, Yeoh said in a statement on Thursday that she was "shocked and terribly saddened by the action”. She added she harbours no ill will and remains fond of Myanmar and its people.
Yeoh met Suu Kyi when she visited Myanmar in December. The Luc Besson movie about the Nobel Peace laureate`s Kyi`s life, "The Lady”, is due out later this year.

Bureau Report