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Jakarta Post

Little Barry goes back to school following controversy

  • Indah Setiawati

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, February 6 2010   /  01:03 pm

The bronze statue of a smiling 10-year-old Barack Hussein Obama, now US president, currently located in Menteng Park, Central Jakarta, will be moved to his former elementary school SDN Besuki 1 Menteng "I approve the sentiments of a number of parties who suggest to relocation of the Barry Dream Statue to SDN Besuki 1 in Menteng. I think that *the school* is the most appropriate location," Governor Fauzi Bowo said on Friday. He said the relocation would be made before the 44th US President visited the city in March. "We will prepare it soon. So, when he visits the school, the statue will be memorable for him," he said, adding that his decision was official. Ron Mullers, chairman of the Jakarta-based Friends of Obama Foundation, which initiated and raised money to commission the statue, said he had heard of the plan to move the statue to Obama's former elementary school...