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Why President Obama misses Malaysia?

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He visits Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand, but skips Malaysia.

I believe the security risk, second class ally and Mahathir’s factor are preventing Obama to visit Malaysia. Insofar, there is no a single American President has bother to visit Malaysia “Islamic State”.

Obama to travel to Thailand, Cambodia and Burma The president’s Asia trip motivations are personal, strategic

The Associated Press Posted: Nov 17, 2012 11:30 PM ET Last Updated: Nov 17, 2012 11:28 PM ET

Two passing children look at a wall painting created by Myanmar graffiti artists to welcome U.S. President Barack Obama on a street in Rangoon, Burma, Saturday. (Khin Maung Win/Associated Press )

For U.S. President Barack Obama, expanding U.S. influence in Asia is more than just countering China or opening up new markets to American businesses, it’s also about building his legacy.