Skip to comments.Indonesia to remove Obama statue from public park
Posted on 02/05/2010 6:32:53 AM PST by Zakeet
A statue of US President Barack Obama as a boy will be removed from a park in the Indonesian capital due to public opposition, officials said Friday, just weeks before Obama visits his old hometown.
The Jakarta governor's office confirmed that the two-metre (six-foot) bronze would be removed from Menteng Park and placed at the nearby Menteng One primary school where Obama spent part of his childhood in the late 1960s.
The decision comes after 56,500 people joined a page on social networking website Facebook calling for the statue to be removed and replaced by a memorial to an Indonesian identity.
"The Jakarta administration has decided to remove the Obama statue from Menteng Park and take it to his former school," city spokesman Cucu Ahmad Kurnia told AFP.
"We follow the aspirations of the people, who think that the removal of the statue to his former school is more appropriate."
The statue of "Little Barry" -- as Obama was known to his Indonesian school friends -- was designed by Indonesian artists and depicts the boy Obama dressed in shorts and a T-shirt with a butterfly perched on his hand.
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Anyone know what the base has written on it?
Its on e bay starting bid is 47 doll hairs
Now Obama is the “man” killing Muslims (aka GWB). Just another imperialist American warmonger to them. And thes Muslims were so hopeful, just like liberals wanting single payer.
How about Obama giving terrorists Miranda rights, didnt he say this would make them love us?
Id like to see it pulled down with a tank and then everyone hitting it with shoes
Makan anning.... Badly spelled Indonesian expression for ‘eating air’ . Salamat baggi
Gee, at first I thought it was this statute and the it was the United States fixed in the stream.
A little better picture to work off of.
does this mean he will cancel the family vacation to there and save us taxpayers a dollar or two...??
I’d of left it there.. pigeons need something to $hit on.
Here is his indonesian look a like
Thanks for the better pic. I had seen it.
I am just wondering if on the other side are some of his missing records.
Had to give it a few moments trying to think what the picture reminded me of. Then it hit me that it brings to mind the finale of Close Encounters of the Third Kind, when the spaceship opens and the aliens walk out.
Showed the pic to somebody else. They suggest it looks like one of those racist lawn ornaments of a little slave boy.
Either way, geez.
I thought it was because Obams’s a commie. Indonesia had its flirtation with communism under Sukarno.
I did notice how the artists managed to capture BO’s dorkiness, even as a child.
A young boy named Barry played with his mother Ann in ? area. He grew up to be the 44th President of the United States and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Barack Obama.Upper part seems the same (uses identical arrangement of names), but in the local language. Left side of picture is "Supported by:" and lists donors "..., Norman Chen, ..., ?Channel (Television), ... .
More realisitic to have his fingers in a point. . .and his head cocked up a few notches.