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Tuesday, 12 June 2012
Obama's half-sister calls on Muhyiddin
PUTRAJAYA: Dr Soetoro-Ng, an education specialist and a half-sister of United States President Barack Obama, today called on Deputy Prime Minister and Education Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin at his office at the Education Ministry here.
Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin receives US President Barack Obama's half sister and education specialist Dr Maya Soetoro-Ng at his office in Education Ministry in Putrajaya. -- NST pix by Ahmad Irham Mohd Noor.
US Ambassador to Malaysia Datuk Paul W. Jones and former Finance Minister Tun Daim Zainuddin were also present at the meeting.
Soetoro-Ng is on a six-day visit to Malaysia from Wednesday as a member of the East-West Centre delegation from the United States.
The others in the four-member delegation are the centre's president, Dr Charles Morrison, board member Puongpun Sananikone and director for the education programme, Dr Terrence Bigalke.
Soetoro-Ng is scheduled to hold discussions on education and meet with students and academics from Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA) colleges and the PERMATApintar early childhood education programme, among others.
She is also scheduled to launch an exhibition of a collection of 20 Indonesian batik pieces belonging to her late mother, at the Islamic Arts Museum, from today, the first display of the collection outside the United States. -- BERNAMA