PETALING JAYA: It's not just Malaysians who are over the moon with Tan Sri Michele Yeoh's win at the Oscars – many Asians are proud of her achievement too.
The Ipoh-born Malaysian took home the Best Actress award at the 95th Academy Awards for her performance in the movie "Everything Everywhere All At Once".
She shared a photo of her and her partner, Jean Todt, holding the Oscar award on her Instagram and reactions to the post have been gushing in.
The post garnered more than 130k likes in under an hour, with thousands of congratulatory comments pouring in continuously.
Tengku Zatashah Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, daughter of the Sultan of Selangor, congratulated Yeoh and commented, "Huge congratulations @michelleyeoh_official we are so proud... and my warm regards to Jean Todt."
Female education activist and Nobel Peace Prize recipient from Pakistan Malala Yousafzai shared her joy, commenting, "so well deserved and loved every word of your speech".
Comedian and actor Ken Jeong, with whom Yeoh starred alongside in the movie "Crazy Rich Asians" commented with a string of yellow hearts.
Celebrity chef Ming Tsai of Iron Chef fame also liked the post.
Taiwanese-American singer and actor Vanness Wu commented, "CONGRATULATIONS 恭喜恭喜".
American actor and comedian CS Lee commented with a string of emojis celebrating her win.
Jenny Yang expressed her excitement with her comment, "SCREAMING AND CRYING FOR YOU MICHELLE!!!! YangJie Gongxi GongXi!!!!"
Malaysian celebrities Daphne Iking, Amber Chia, Diana Danielle, Nadia Brian, Hairul Azreen Idris and Mimi Lana also posted congratulatory comments on Yeoh's post.
Diana said: "Sincerest Congratulations, from a fellow M'sian. Trailblazer", while Nadia commented: "Real Queen!"