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Obama speaks Indonesian, wishes to return to Menteng

  • David Stone-Resneck,

    The Jakarta Post,

Jakarta | Sat, January 24 2009 | 03:23 pm

PREMIUM US President Barack Obama uttered a few words of Indonesian on Thursday, decades after living in the country as a boy, during a visit to the State Department in Washington, and expressed his wish to revisit his old neighborhood in Menteng, Jakarta. After making his formal address to the department, Obama exchanged a few words in Indonesian with former Jakarta US Embassy counselor for public affa...