Dato' Michelle Yeoh Accepts Legion of Honour Award from France
Mar 16, 2012 17:18
Dato' Michelle Yeoh was awarded the Legion of Honour by France. The award, highest decoration by France, was presented on Wednesday in a ceremony in Paris.
According to the Malaysian embassy in Paris, French president Nicolas Sarkozy presented the awards at the Elysee Palace - the official residence of the president.
Sarkozy decorated 11 personalities from the world of arts and entertainment with the Legion of Honour, of The Order of Merit. Besides Yeoh, French composer Jean-Michel Barre and designer Jean-Claude Jitrois also received the award.
The French premier's wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, Bernadette Chirac and Malaysian ambassador to France Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Zainal were present at the ceremony.
The Legion of Honour is France's highest honour, while the order which consists of five ranks rewards men and women, French or foreigners, for their exemplary services rendered to France, or to the causes supported by France.
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