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Michelle Yeoh, star of Aung San Suu Kyi biopic, calls Rohingya conditions in Bangladesh ‘despicable’


  • Nation
  • Sunday, 28 Jan 2018

Malaysian actress Michelle Yeoh, right, with Malaysian Armed Forces Chief Gen. Raja Mohamad Affandi, talk to a Rohingya refugee during their visit at Balukhali refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018. A special delegation led by Michelle Yeoh and Gen. Raja Mohamad Affandi Saturday visited Rohingya refugee camp and distributed relief material items apart from evaluating the impact of the aid. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup).

Malaysian actress Michelle Yeoh, right, with Malaysian Armed Forces Chief Gen. Raja Mohamad Affandi, talk to a Rohingya refugee during their visit at Balukhali refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018. A special delegation led by Michelle Yeoh and Gen. Raja Mohamad Affandi Saturday visited Rohingya refugee camp and distributed relief material items apart from evaluating the impact of the aid. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup).

Hollywood star Michelle Yeoh says she is appalled by the plight of the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in Myanmar into Bangladesh.

Yeoh, a goodwill ambassador for the UN Development Programme, visited sprawling refugee camps in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar on Saturday as part of a Malaysian delegation led by the Southeast Asian nation’s military chief.

   

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