27 Apr '14, 2am

Obama visits Malaysia's national mosque, pays respects at mausoleum

Obama visits Malaysia's national mosque, pays respects at mausoleum

KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK)- US President Barack Obama paid his respects at Malaysia's National Mausoleum - a burial ground of several Malaysian politicians including former Prime Minister Tun Abdul Razak Hussein in the compound of the National Mosque on Sunday. The US leader arrived at 9.40am and was welcomed by National Mosque grand Imam Tan Sri Syaikh Ismail Muhammad. Donning a dark lounge suit with blue tie, Mr Obama also took some time to visit the main prayer room of the National Mosque. Also present are Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin and US special envoy to Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Rashad Hussain.

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