efe-epaBangkok Desk

Former United States President Barack Obama spoke Friday in Malaysia at a plenary session organized by his foundation, in which he and his half-sister shared their experiences growing up in the region.

Organized by the Obama Foundation – which runs education and scholarship initiatives – the session in Kuala Lumpur, titled “How the Asia-Pacific Shaped Us,” featured the former president and Maya Soetoro-Ng, who reflected on their childhoods in Indonesia and Hawaii. EFE-EPA