KUALA LUMPUR, June 6 (Bernama) -- 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 comprised 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 is scheduled to call on Prime Minister
Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor as well as Deputy
Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
She will also hold discussions on education and meet with students and
academics from Majlis Amanah Rakyat (Mara) college and PERMATApintar, among
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 embassy of the United
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