Deputy HR Minister feels Yeoh's success a 'promulgation of talent', not brain drain, says Dr Wee


PETALING JAYA: Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh continues to trend on social media and her name was also mentioned in the Dewan Rakyat on Tuesday (March 14), says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.

The Ayer Hitam MP said, in a social media post, that the actress' name had come up when Bayan Baru MP Sim Tze Tzin had asked whether her success was a form of "brain drain".

"The name that put Malaysia on the world map was also mentioned at the Dewan Rakyat today when YB Bayan Baru asked whether Yeoh’s achievements, especially her win at the Oscars yesterday, was a form of 'brain drain'," Dr Wee said in his post.

According to the MCA president, Deputy Human Resources Minister Mustapha Sakmud had replied that it was a "promulgation of talent" instead.

Dr Wee ended his post by congratulating Yeoh for her spectacular win again.

"She is a true Malaysian who has shined so brightly on the world stage," he said.

Yeoh made showbiz history at the Academy Awards on Monday (March 13) when she took home the Best Actress award for her performance in “Everything Everywhere All At Once”, becoming the first Malaysian and Asian woman to win.

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