Obama cancels official visit to Malaysia after govt shutdown

Obama has cancelled an official trip toMalaysia next week after the US government went into a shutdown.

Obama cancels official visit to Malaysia after govt shutdown

World Bulletin / News Desk

U.S. President Barack Obama has cancelled an official trip toMalaysia next week after the U.S. government went into a shutdown, Malaysian media quoted Prime Minister Najib Razak as saying on Wednesday.

U.S Secretary of State John Kerry will represent Obama in Malaysia for the visit instead, government-linked newspapers in Malaysia said.

The Malaysian Prime Minister's office did not respond to repeated calls seeking confirmation.

Wrangling in the United States between Obama and congressional Republicans has forced the first government shutdown in 17 years.

Last Mod: 02 Ekim 2013, 09:27
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