PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong wishes Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh heartiest congratulations for being the first Asian and Malaysian woman to win Best Actress at the Academy Awards.
Dr Wee said on Facebook that Yeoh has been an inspiring icon with her resilience and perseverance throughout her four-decade-long acting career.
"Thank you Tan Sri for breaking the glass ceiling for women around the world and making us Malaysians proud," he said in a Facebook post on Monday (March 13).
Yeoh, 60, became the first actress of Asian descent to win in the Best Actress category in the Academy's 95-year history for her performance in Everything Everywhere All At Once.
She is also the first Malaysian to be nominated and win in the Academy Awards.
The Ipoh-born star beat Australian actress and two-time Oscar winner Cate Blanchett, who was said to be her closest contender, for the coveted acting prize.
Other nominees in the Best Actress category included Ana De Armas, Michelle Williams and Andrea Riseborough.