Obama’s half-sister part of delegation visiting Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR, June 6 — Education specialist and half-sister of US president Barack Obama, Dr Maya Soetoro-Ng is visiting Malaysia from today until June 11, as part of the East-West Centre delegation from the United States.
The four-member delegation also comprises the Centre’s president, Dr Charles Morrison, board member Puongpun Sananikone, and director for the education programme, Dr Terrence Bigalke, a statement from the Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia said, today.
During her visit here, Dr Soetoro-Ng (picture) is scheduled to call on Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak as well as Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
She will also hold discussions on education and meet students and academics from Majlis Amanah Rakyat (Mara) college and PERMATApintar, among others.
While in Kuala Lumpur, she will launch a collection of 20 Indonesian batik pieces belonging to her late mother at the Islamic Arts Museum.
Her visit is organised by the East-West Centre and hosted by ISIS Malaysia in cooperation with Tun Daim Zainuddin’s office and the US embassy here. — Bernama