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Datin Janet Yeoh’s Oscar Party With The Family

Article & Photos by James Gough

One week after Michelle Yeoh won the Oscar award for best actress there are still shouts of Michelle Boleh and now Ipoh Boleh.

One week after winning the Oscar award ..the families celebrate her win
(l/r) Pauline Chew, Chin Meng Wai, Datin Janet Yeoh, Commander Ian Anderson and Ignatius Chew
Datin Janet amd Datin Stella Lim and Dato Lim Si Boon

Many people throughout the world have been celebrating her big win and her biggest fan is none other than her mother Datin Janet Yeoh. To be the first Asian to earn the Best Actress award, a Malaysian and from Ipoh is a very big deal indeed.

Here in Ipoh where the star was brought up Datin Janet and the whole Yeoh family gathered at the YLCO Museum yesterday March 19 to congratulate Michelle and celebrate her amazing success.

The family gathered from 10am and were continuously taking photos with Janet till almost after 2pm. All throughout Datin Janet had a smile and even managed to lead the family in a ‘Michelle Boleh’ video.

Chan See Foon from Ipoh Echo (1st left) and Commarder Ian Anderson (3rd left) from Ipoh World gallery.
Old friends sharing moments ….
Datin Janet and Oh Teik Hee, Karen Oh, Oh Teik Soo and Linda Tan


There was so many new faces that showed up this morning eg Moira Khaw, the daughter of the late Khaw Cheng Bor, Karen Oh and Alex Yeoh from England and Yeoh Eng Keat and his wife Ivy Yeoh. There was also an Oscars cake made by Chew Chooi Min.

Chan See Foon of Ipoh Echo was there, Commander Ian Andreson from Ipoh World gallery, blogger/ lawyer Anthony Law and Kenny Ham the musician this morning who worked with Yeoh Ghim Khoon of Ipoh Motors/ Mercedes who is Michelles grandfather.

Still in the news a week later
New faces (l/r) Karen Oh, Alex Yeoh, Agnes Chew, Yeoh Eng Keat and wife Ivy, (extreme right) Moira Khaw
Andrew Chew meets his relative Yeoh Eng Keat after nearly four decades
(right) The first ‘Oscars Cake’ according to Datin Janet. (left) everybodies birthday cake with Yeoh Choo Hoon.
Datin Janet never stopped smiling
Chew Chooi Min the ‘Oscars Chef’. Kenny Ham the keyboardist, worked at Ipoh Motors when Yeoh Ghim Khoon, Michelle’s grandfather used to manage it
Back to the museum …
after photo sessions are done


Overall it was a grand morning of cheer and good wishes that was created when an Ipoh girl made the nation proud by becoming the Best Actress in the 95th Oscars …MICHELLE BOLEH.

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