Hollywood actor, Michelle Yeoh, more commonly known as the Bond girl from Pierce Brosnan’s 1997 “Tomorrow Never Dies,” visited the Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar on Saturday.
The actor told the press that 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, came to visit the camps as part of a Malaysian delegation led by the nation’s military chief General Raja Mohamad Affandi.
The team visited a hospital in the camp area set up by Malaysia and distributed relief goods in another camp.
Yeoh was most recently seen in sci-fi TV series “Star Trek: Discovery.” She also played Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi in a 2011 biopic, “The Lady.” The film was about the Nobel Peace laureate’s struggle to bring democracy to her country. But now Suu Kyi is facing widespread international criticism for not speaking out in defence of the Rohingya people during the ongoing crisis.