Michelle Yeoh’s history-making Oscar win precipitated jubilation this week in her native Malaysia, but it surely additionally sparked false rumors {that a} nationwide vacation had been declared – one thing the nation’s authorities rapidly dispelled.

In a press release printed on its Fb web page Monday, the workplace of Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim debunked a doctored picture that had been making the rounds on chat apps.

The picture, dated March 13 and seen by CNN, confirmed a doctored information article from Malaysian newspaper The Star, bearing the headline: “PM Anwar declares public vacation on a Wednesday: ‘That is the satisfaction of a nation!”

It appeared to reference an earlier assertion from Anwar, congratulating Yeoh on her win.

There was “no fact” to claims of an Oscar public vacation, the assertion from Anwar’s workplace learn. “The information is fake,” it mentioned. “The general public is requested to not unfold or share any unsure or false data.”

Star Media Group, which runs an English-language on-line information portal and publishes a day by day newspaper, additionally mentioned the picture was a “misrepresentation of (its) precise information protection.”

“It has come to the corporate’s consideration {that a} image, depicting a manipulated picture which misuses The Star’s id, is making the rounds on social media,” the group mentioned in a press release .

“Star Media Group want to reiterate that it has not printed any information relating to the announcement of a March 15, 2023 public vacation.

“The general public is urged to double examine the authenticity of any such circulated pictures by visiting (our web site) and studying our verified information, straight from the supply.”

Yeoh, 60, this week grew to become the primary Asian lady to win the Academy Award for greatest actress in a number one function for her efficiency in “The whole lot In every single place All at As soon as.”

Born within the metropolis of Ipoh in peninsular Malaysia, Yeoh bought her begin in a sequence of Hong Kong motion movies.

She rose to worldwide fame after starring within the 1997 James Bond film “Tomorrow By no means Dies” and Ang Lee’s Oscar-winning “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” in 2000.

Janet Yeoh (center R), mother of actress Michelle Yeoh, celebrates at an event in Kuala Lumpur on March 13, 2023 after her daughter won an Oscar.

Her victory speech was screened stay at an occasion within the capital Kuala Lumpur on Monday, along with her 84-year-old mom Janet current.

Footage of the room erupting in cheers went viral and Yeoh additionally devoted her Oscar second to her mom.

“I’m taking this residence to her,” Yeoh mentioned in her acceptance speech. “She’s watching proper now in Malaysia, KL, with my household and associates. I like you guys. I’m bringing this residence to you,” she mentioned.

Her mom cried “Malaysia boleh! (Malaysia can do it)” in a later video chat along with her triumphant daughter.

“I’m very pleased… I’m happy with my daughter. She could be very hardworking,” her mom instructed native reporters. “I’ll name her to come back residence (to Malaysia) and rejoice very quickly. Subsequent month is my birthday.”

Additionally current was Yeoh’s niece Vicki, who known as it “a jaw-dropping second.”

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