A bronze statue of Barack Obama as a young child was unveiled on Thursday at Taman Menteng in Central Jakarta, the neighborhood where the US President spent part of his childhood.
The statue was expected to be an inspiration for all Indonesian children, Central Jakarta Mayor Sylviana Murni said.
“Who knows, there could be another child from this country who can be a world leader,” Sylviana said.
Ron Mullers, the chairman of the Friends of Obama Foundation, echoed her sentiments, saying that the unveiling of the statue was not a political event but purely inspirational.
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