12 Jan '17, 10am

#Obama writes back to 9-year-old Indonesian girl in US

JAKARTA (THE JAKARTA POST/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - United States President Barack Obama has just delivered his final speech as POTUS in Chicago on Tuesday (Jan 10) night local time, and warm sentiments flooded social media; not only among Americans, but also from around the world. The anxious anticipation of the power transfer to president-elect Donald Trump has affected Indonesians in America, one of them being Adinda Rania, the 9-year-old daughter of Voice of America journalist Eva Mazrieva. Adinda was so anxious that she decided to write a letter to President Obama; and he sent his reply last Friday (Jan 6). "I just wanted to share my feelings about the current situation," the third grade student of an academic advanced programme class at an elementary school in Virginia told The Jakarta Post on Wednesday (Jan 11), referring to the letter she sent in November, which was a f...

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