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Malaysian star Michelle Yeoh at centre of political storm

Malaysian actress Michelle Yeoh was branded traitor and government stooge. Photo: AFP

Malaysian film star Michelle Yeoh has been heavily criticised following a report that she will attend a function in support of the country’s ruling coalition as a divisive election looms.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Wuhan love tragedy wins hearts - and best film award

Philippines' Nora Aunor and Eddie Garcia pose with their trophies after winning the Best Actress and Best Actor Award at the Asian Film Awards. Photo: Sam Tsang

A violent love tragedy set in Wuhan won the hearts of a jury panel at last night's Asian Film Awards, becoming the biggest winner. Korean films led the race with 16 nominations, but mainland entry Mystery won best film, best screenwriter and best newcomer. Iranian love story Rhino Season won three technical awards.

19 Mar 2013 - 11:05pm

Michelle Yeoh honoured at Asian Film Awards

Malaysian actress Michelle Yeoh poses before a cocktail reception in Hong Kong on Sunday. Photo: AP

Michelle Yeoh is happy to be honoured with the “Excellence in Asian Cinema Award” but says she hopes there’s no hidden message. She asked, “I hope it’s not their way of telling me that I need to retire?”

19 Mar 2013 - 12:09am

The Lady (Film)

French director Luc Besson's The Lady tells the story of Myanmar's iron-willed democracy advocate Aung San Suu Kyi.

Suu Kyi (Michelle Yeoh), who lives in Britain with her husband and two sons, returns to Yangon (formerly Rangoon) to visit her ailing mother.

17 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

The Lady comes up short

French director Luc Besson's The Lady tells the story of Myanmar's iron-willed democracy advocate Aung San Suu Kyi.

Suu Kyi (Michelle Yeoh), who lives in Britain with her husband and two sons, returns to Yangon (formerly Rangoon) to visit her ailing mother. She is the daughter of the country's iconic freedom fighter Aung San and so she poses a threat to the ruling junta.

12 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

A woman with resolve

Family or nation? That's the monumental question Luc Besson asks in his biopic on human rights activist Aung San Suu Kyi (Michelle Yeoh). The Lady dwells on her legacy as a pro-democracy advocate, and loving wife and mother.

5 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Michelle Yeoh will be the lady in spotlight at Amnesty's HK premiere of film about Suu Kyi

Amnesty International Hong Kong will hold a charity gala premiere of The Lady on February 3, with appearances by leading actress Michelle Yeoh Choo Kheng and director Luc Besson.

The film is based on the life of Myanmar democracy icon and Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, who is also Amnesty International's 'ambassador of conscience'.

10 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Michelle Yeoh - Actress and campaigner

Michelle Yeoh will remain for many movie fans a 'Bond girl' and 'kung fu action star', thanks to her roles in Tomorrow Never Dies and a string of martial-arts-themed hits, most notably the Oscar-winning Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.

11 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Deportation leaves Yeoh shocked and saddened

Film star Michelle Yeoh has spoken of her shock and sadness at being deported from Myanmar, but says the experience will not diminish her love for the country which she hopes will have peace and democracy soon.

1 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

'A Bespoke Journey' launch celebrates Andre Fu's boutique approach to finer points of design

Our home-born design golden boy Andre Fu launched his first book, A Bespoke Journey, on Thursday at the Ben Brown Fine Arts gallery in the Pedder Building.

The founder of AFSO mingled with an artsy crowd of guests at the launch cocktail. Guests were taken down memory lane thanks to an exhibition of large photos of Fu's previous design projects on show inside the gallery.

27 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Safety first

I think being the global 'Make Roads Safe' ambassador is such a meaningful job. After learning that there is a child who is seriously injured or dies every 30 seconds, I just simply can't turn a blind eye to the situation ... besides, when you are driving ...

8 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Oozing his legendary charm, Bill Clinton steals his own show

Despite the long list of VIPs and philanthropists attending, the biggest star of the Clinton Global Initiative was Bill himself. The former US president even had Hong Kong's luminaries star-struck during his two-day event at the Convention and Exhibition Centre. Among his admirers was Karen Mok Man-wai, who provided the entertainment at the gala dinner opening night for 500 guests.

5 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Long-distance call

Banking and the theatre may seem like uneasy bedfellows, but Benjamin Yeoh - who is a London-based investment analyst for Dresdner Kleinwort Bank and one of the first British Chinese playwrights to be appreciated in Britain - finds both disciplines come equally naturally to him.

16 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Two decades of great Occasions

Occasions, one of the city's leading public relations firms, celebrated its 20th anniversary recently with a cocktail reception at the Landmark Atrium.

24 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Occasions enjoys a special occasion of its own for anniversary

Most of the shoppers wandering around The Landmark's upper floors on Tuesday had no clue who or what Occasions is, but it is one of Hong Kong's top marketing and PR companies. An impressive turnout for their 20th anniversary cocktail in the atrium by many of the town's high-end product executives affirmed its vaunted influence.

9 Oct 2008 - 12:00am