Michelle Yeoh (Yeung Chi King) upon arriving in Myanmar's Yangon airport was deported. The authorities stated that she was already blacklisted and would never been permitted to enter the country. Yesterday Yeung Chi King through her assistant issued a statement to the media and said that she was shocked and extremely saddened to be deported, but would not refuse to comply. She would continue to like Myanmar and the people of Myanmar.
Yeung Chi King was suddenly deported and blacklisted by the Myanmar government. Although the officials did not explain, the outside believed that she angered the Myanmar government with her portrayal of the Myanmar "democratic symbol" Aung San Suu Kyi in the French film THE LADY. In order to play the character well, Yeung Chi King at the end of December visited Myanmar and dined with Aung San Suu Kyi and her son to understand her thought process and gestures.
Yeung Chi King's statement said, "On June 22, 2011, I was deported from Myanmar. When I arrived, the authorities were very friendly. However without clarifying the reason or showing any proof, they deported me. I was very shocked and extremely saddened. I would not refuse to comply with this matter and would continue to like Myanmar and the people of Myanmar. I hope to see this nation to continue to progress on the road to peace and democracy, at the same time I hope that day will come soon."