Obama to visit Malaysia in October: Forum organisers
KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - US President Barack Obama will visit Malaysia in October to deliver the keynote address to an international entrepreneurship forum, organisers said Wednesday.
The trip, which is yet to be officially confirmed by either government, would be the first to the multiracial Muslim-majority nation by a sitting US president since Lyndon Baines Johnson in 1966.
Mr Obama, who spent part of his childhood in neighbouring Indonesia, will be in the region for a pair of summits in Bali and Brunei ahead of his scheduled October 11 address to the 4th Global Entrepreneurship Summit.
The forum was launched by Obama and first held in 2010 in Washington.