Michelle Yeoh to join Malaysian politics?

By Noorsila Abd Majid, The Daily Chilli

If life imitates arts, Datuk Michelle Yeoh, who is in the spotlight for playing Myanmar’s freedom fighter Aung San Suu Kyi in The Lady, could be joining Malaysian politics soon.

According to sina.com, the Malaysian superstar actress is seriously considering making her political debut in Malaysia’s next general election.

The former Bond girl has yet to reply to The Daily Chilli’s e-mail, seeking her personal clarification on the matter.

But when contacted, her parents – Datuk Yeoh Kian Geik and Datin Janet Yeoh deny having any knowledge of their famous daughter’s political ambition.

“I don’t think she will,” opines her dad Datuk Yeoh, who is a well respected politician in Ipoh, Perak. “She’s never mentioned it to me. But I will ask her.”

Echoing the same sentiment, Datin Janet says with a laugh: “I’ve heard the news from my friends. I find it funny. I don’t know how the story came about. My daughter has never discussed politics with me.”