Michelle Yeoh's mum refutes claim actress turning to politics

The daily reported that superstar Datuk Michelle Yeoh's mother Datin Janet Tham Wei Chan had refuted a claim that her Hollywood actress daughter is turning to politics.

"No such thing. My daughter is so busy, she will not be involved in politics," Tham was quoted as saying in response to reports by the Hong Kong media.

She said Michelle was now busy promoting the movie The Lady, for which she is likely to be nominated for Best Actress in the 84th Academy Awards.

Several MCA and Gerakan leaders in Perak have expressed shock when they were asked about the reports, saying it was news to them.

Gerakan deputy president Datuk Chang Ko Youn, who is Michelle's family friend, said he believed that she was not likely to contest in the general election.