It seems like a win for a distant relative of a PAP member is still a win for the PAP.
Turns out Malaysian actress Michelle Yeoh, who became the first Asian to win an Oscar for Best Actress over the weekend, has grand uncle who was a prominent PAP MP.
Celebrating Yeoh’s historic win, the wife of Singapore prime minister Lee Hsien Loong, Ho Ching, related in a Facebook post the link between the Yeoh family and the PAP.
Yeoh, who was born in Malaysia, won the Oscar for her role in the film Everything Everywhere All at Once.
The 60-year-old, who has been in the entertainment industry for 4 decades, was once married to Hong Kong businessman Sir Dickson Poon.
Poon founded D&B Films together with Hong Kong acting heavyweight Sammo Hung, and is credited with launching Yeoh’s acting career.
In 1984, the company signed Yeoh, who at the time was winner of Miss Malaysia, to appear in a TV series alongside Jackie Chan.
That appearance propelled Yeoh’s career and she went on to act in other Hong Kong action films.
Poon and Yeoh wedded in 1988 and separated 4 years later.