Hall of Fame of Ipoh-born figures, including Michelle Yeoh
By Aida Aziz
IPOH: The Ipoh City Council (MBI) is proposing to establish a Hall of Fame or a special gallery to honor figures born in this city who have successfully made the country famous.
The mayor of Ipoh, Datuk Rumaizi Baharin, said that among the line-up of figures was Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh who was announced as the Best Female Actress at the 95th Academy Awards (Oscars).
“We congratulate and say “well done” to Tan Sri Michelle Yeo. She is an influence on the city of Ipoh itself.
“If she can bring the name of this city to the international level, with the success achieved,we hope that the name of Ipoh will grow further, so as to attract international tourists here.
“We are in the midst of a proposal for a special museum and we are looking at some suitable figures. A Hall of Fame perhaps, not only for Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh but there are several other individuals.
“Actually in Ipoh there are a few more big names that we can place at once,” he said.
He said this when answering a reporter’s question whether there was a plan to create a special museum to appreciate the services of the artist born in Ipoh.
Rumaizi was met by reporters after completing the soft launch of Green Green Restaurant and Cafe in Bandar Meru Raya here on Tuesday.
Michelle or her Chinese name, Yeoh Choo Kheng, 61, was named Best Actress for her strong performance as Evelyn Quan Wang in the movie Everything Everywhere All at Once.
Even more to be proud of, the actress born in Ipoh, Perak is the first Asian actress to hold the prestigious trophy.