MALAYSIA — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim congratulated Malaysian actress Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh for making showbiz history at the 95th Academy Awards.

Yeoh won the highly coveted Best Actress award for her performance in the sci-fi film “Everything Everywhere All at Once”, becoming the first Malaysian and the first Asian actress to win in this category.

Anwar said the government of Malaysia joins the nation in expressing warm congratulations to Yeoh for this significant achievement.

“In creating history by being not just the first Malaysian but the very first Asian actress to win in this category, we take enormous pride in her achievement, adding to a long list of successes and capping a critically acclaimed acting career spanning decades.”

“Coupled with this latest accomplishment, Michelle’s illustrious and exemplary career in this field will certainly continue to be a source of great inspiration and motivation to our homegrown actors and actresses and provide even greater impetus to the growth of our local industry, ” said Anwar.


Netizens urge Malaysia’s PM and Govt to elevate and support the country’s creative industry

In addition to the Prime Minister’s congratulations, many netizens have also expressed their congratulations to Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh for her historic win at the Academy Awards.

Some have taken the opportunity to call on the Malaysian government to recognize the efforts of local talents and provide greater support to the industry so that more talented individuals, like Yeoh, can shine on the international stage.

One netizen has expressed the desire to see more Malaysian artists on the international stage:

One netizen congratulated the 60-year-old Malaysian actress for her incredible achievement as an actress, representing not only Ipoh but all of Malaysia and Asia on the international stage.

A netizen also urged the Malaysian government to elevate and support the country’s creative industry.

“What are the government’s policies and plans for the development of the creative industry? Creative arts should not be stifled but allowed to flourish.”

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