Michelle Yeoh - Yeoh Planned To Smuggle Laptop To Suu Kyi

Actress Michelle Yeoh planned to smuggle a laptop and printer to Burmese freedom campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi but abandoned the plot over fears she'd be arrested.
The former Bond girl steps into Suu Kyi's shoes in new movie The Lady, which tells the story of the National League for Democracy leader's 15 years under house arrest.
During her research for the role, Yeoh visited Suu Kyi in Burma in December 2010 - and she's confessed she hatched a secret plot with the movie's director Luc Besson to sneak a few luxury items into the campaigner's home.
She tells Hello! magazine, "Luc wanted me to take her a printer and laptop and all those things she had been denied, but I was worried about being stopped for smuggling. So I did the girl thing and brought her some of my favourite lipsticks... She was thrilled."
Yeoh returned to Burma in June last year (11) but was denied entry at the border and deported because she is now on a blacklist.


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What a ridiculous article. Anyone in Rangoon can buy a laptop and printer at any computer shop, for about the same price as in Bangkok or Singapore. Aung San Suu Kyi herself now has a fast internet connection, set up with the help of friends in the government. And Michelle Yeoh wasn't 'deported' at 'the border' because she's on a 'blacklist'. She was turned back at the airport because she showed up without a visa. Luc Besson the producer had a visa and visited again, with no problem.
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