Obama Lands in Malaysia – Protests Break Out (Video)
Obama became the first US president to visit Malaysia in 50 years on Saturday.
He was greeted by protesters–
Malaysians protest outside the United States Embassy against the visit of US President Barack Obama, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 27 April 2014. The protest included opposition to the Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement (TPPA). Obama is the first US President to visit Malaysia as part of an Asian tour to forge alliances in more than three decades since former President Lyndon Johnson in 1966. Banner reads ‘Obama you are not welcomed!!’ (Malasia EEUU, Estados Unidos)
About 100 Malaysian Muslim activists protested on Friday outside the United States Embassy against the coming visit by President Barack Obama, denouncing him as an enemy of Islam.
A Muslim activist holds the drawing of U.S. President Barack Obama during a protest condemning the trans-Pacific trade agreement ahead of President Obama’s visit to Malaysia, outside the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, April 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
The Malaysian parliamentary opposition also called for a public protests against US President Barrack Obama’s visit. They say his visit may result in more pressure being piled on Putrajaya to sign the controversial Transpacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA).
Protesters also torched a US flag in Philippines before Obama’s visit this week.