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Bond Girl Michelle Yeoh Shows Her Acting Prowess – Formerly Najib Supporter, Now She Sings A Different Tune



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Sep 22 2018
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Five years ago, then-PM Najib Razak was on a “Mission Impossible” to seduce and impress ethnic Chinese to support him in the 2013 general election. Back then, nobody knew that his partner-in-crime Jho Low had ordered a US$250 million (RM1 billion) superyacht Equanimity architected by Azure Naval Architects and designed by renowned Andrew Winch Design.

 

Reported to have stolen between US$4 billion and US$6 billion of Malaysian taxpayers money, the luxury yacht was like loose change to Jho Low (real-name: Low Taek Jho). Disguised himself as a “global philanthropist, investor and entrepreneur”, Mr. Low was the guy behind 1Malaysia Penang Welfare Club, as far as paying for the election campaign was concerned.

 

Najib’s Barisan Nasional coalition massive campaign in Penang saw sponsored performances by Psy (of “Gangnam Style”), Busta Rhymes and Ludacris, not to mention Hong Kong stars such as Leon Lai, Alan Tham, George Lam, Hacken Lee, Grasshopper and whatnot, in an attempt to bait Chinese voters on 20 April 2013 at the Han Chiang school.

South Korea - Psy Gangnam Style

Locally, there were celebrities on concert stage such as Ning Baizura and Eric Moo. But not all artistes ignorantly sold their appearance for money though. Hong Kong artiste Gigi Leung and Taiwanese band Mayday earned praises from netizens when they cancelled their appearances at the so-called charity dinner sponsored by Najib Razak’s corrupt government.

 

But the celebrity who received the trophy for being the biggest traitor was none other than Malaysian-born Bond Girl Michelle Yeoh. On April 20, 2013, she appeared at an election rally in support of Najib Razak’s ruling coalition, Barisan Nasional. The actress did not only praise Najib but urged the people (during a session of free flow of wine, dine and songs) to vote for the then-caretaker prime minister.

 

Yeoh told the crowd at a mammoth dinner in Westport, Port Klang, gathering organised to show support for Najib – “We have a leader here who has done so many good things and will do more. I hope from the bottom of my heart that he will remain as the Prime Minister and I ask all of you to give him a strong mandate.” Her sucking up to Najib invited massive criticisms.

Najib Razak and Michelle Yeoh

Netizens immediately went bonkers and questioned the Bond girl whether she had the slightest idea of average Joes and Janes’ daily suffering in putting food on the table. After all, her fiance – former Ferrari Formula-1 owner 66-year-old Frenchman Jean Todt – was appointed as Malaysia tourism ambassador and paid an annual fee of RM593,400 plus RM388,000 for the couple’s holidays in Malaysia.

 

Jean Todt and Michelle Yeoh were also allegedly been offered a piece of land on an island in Terengganu. However, the defiant Michelle Yeoh who lived luxuriously defended her decision, arguing that everyone was free to give their views – “This is a democratic country and we are free to voice our opinion. I believe all of us want to do good for our country.”

 

Sure, back then, the 1MDB scandal had not exploded yet and she had the right to voice her view in a democracy country. But expressing her personal view and soliciting peoples’ vote for Najib are two different animals. When she decided to campaign for Najib publicly, she should get ready to be condemned largely due to her influence as a celebrity.

PKFZ Corruption Scandal - Michelle Yeoh

Rubbing salt into injury, the 5,500-table mega dinner was held at PKFZ (Port Klang Free Zone), the same place that raised eyebrows due to its RM12 billion PKFZ corruption scandal involving MCA (Malaysian Chinese Association), the same party that Michelle Yeoh’s father – Yeoh Kian Tiek – was its former Perak MCA chairman (her father died a year after the Bond girl solicited public’s support for Najib).

 

Understandably, Michelle Yeoh’s father owned the bus company “Sri Maju” and was  a Director at three transport companies – General Omnibus, Kinta Omnibus and Reliance Omnibus. There were also rumours that Michelle Yeoh was returning favour to Najib’s BN government for not arresting her brother, Bobby Yeoh Lam Jit, over an alleged criminal breach of trust (CBT) case some years ago.

 

Ms. Yeoh was also (deliberately) ignorant about mega rallies Bersih 2.0 and Bersih 3.0 that saw police brutality unleashed by her favourite leader Mr. Najib. She should also feel ashamed of herself considering it was under Najib regime that UMNO was responsible for the “cow head” protests back in August 2009, clearly an insult to the Hindus in the country.

Michelle Yeoh with Zambry Kadir

Of course, by 2013, Najib administration had accumulated more than RM500 billion in foreign debts, something that the Bond girl couldn’t care less. Michelle Yeoh didn’t care and hadn’t a clue how corrupt Najib government was. For the sake of titles and projects for her family, the Bond girl would shamelessly suck up to Najib Razak.

 

Yeoh has been silent since the collapse of Najib Razak and Barisan Nasional government on May 9th, 2018. Two days ago (September 20), she posted on her Facebook and Instagram about the new book by the Wall Street Journal on 1MDB scandal. Her message – “I’m loving this brilliantly reported new book by journalists Bradley Hope and Thomas Wright. #billiondollarwhale Fascinating book.”

 

Did she actually know who Jho Low is in the “Billion Dollar Whale” book? Did she realize that Jho Low was his favourite ex-Prime Minister Najib Razak’s partner-in-crime who had stolen between US$4 billion and US$6 billion of Malaysian taxpayers’ hard-earned money? Heck, did the Bond girl even read the book fully and discovered that his idol Najib was nothing but the world’s biggest crook?

Michelle Yeoh - Admire Billion Dollar Whale Book - 1MDB Scandal

Even without the revelation of 1MDB scandal published by Bradley Hope and Thomas Wright, the fact that Michelle Yeoh had chosen to ignore the Shahrizat’s RM250 million Cowgate scandal in 2011 under Najib administration speaks volumes about the level of hypocrisy demonstrated by the Malaysian actress Michelle Yeoh Choo-Kheng.

 

If drama queen Michelle Yeoh’s intention was trying to steal some limelight from the 1MDB scandal, she should realize that the heroine isn’t her but British investigative journalist Clare Rewcastle Brown. After Yeoh praised Najib in 2013 and disappeared thereafter, it was Ms. Clare who had courageously fought the despicable Najib from 2013 until the downfall of the crook this year.

 

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