Oscar winner Michelle Yeoh made a courtesy call to Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim at his office in Putrajaya today.
During the meeting, Anwar said Yeoh, 61, recounted the many ups and downs of her life’s journey towards success and how she achieved the highest accolade in show business.
“She also shared that winning the Oscar was very meaningful to her, her family and the people of Malaysia,” he posted on Facebook today.
The prime minister uploaded photographs of the meeting, where Yeoh is seen holding the coveted trophy she bagged after winning the Best Actress award for her performance in the comedy-drama film Everything Everywhere All At Once at the 95th Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on March 12.
As the first Malaysian and first actress of Asian descent to win the prestigious award, Anwar added that Yeoh’s achievement has made the country famous on the international stage and expressed hope that the Ipoh-born Yeoh will continue to succeed.
Yeoh is now back home to celebrate her phenomenal success with her family.
Besides the Oscars, Yeoh also won awards in the same category at the 80th Golden Globe Awards and Screen Actors Guild Awards.