From left, Thailand’s Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, President Obama, Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen and Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah join hands for a group photo at the 4th ASEAN-US meeting in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Nov. 19
Chat away while I go eat. Bob? I’m leaving you in charge – try and get everyone to refocus, thanks. (Good luck with that).
Tuesday: The President will remain in Cambodia for the East Asia Summit. In the evening, he will depart en route Washington, DC.
AP: The soldiers began to shoot students at Rangoon University at 6:30pm. Hla Shwe watched, cowering in a nearby building, as his friends died. “I heard the shouting,” he recalled. “They shot whoever they saw.”
It was July 7, 1962, the day rage at the military’s recent coup boiled over and a date now seared into the memory of Hla Shwe, who is 75 years old.
“I got the idea that if they used the gun against students, why shouldn’t we use guns to fight them?” he said.
When President Barack Obama speaks at Hla Shwe’s alma mater Monday, he will be treading on ground heavy with political and historical significance….
… “Obama knows very well about the history of Yangon University, I think. This is an enemy place for the authorities,” said Hla Shwe, who fought with Communist insurgents and spent 25 years as a political prisoner. “The American government is trying to show in a delicate way that they are not only working for the government but will also take care of the Burmese people.”
3:10 PM (3:10 AM EST): The President arrives in Bangkok, Thailand
3:45: Visits Wat Pho Royal Monastery
5:0: Receives a Royal Audience with King Bhumibol Adulyadej
6:0: Arrives Thai Koo Fah Building and takes part in a formal welcoming ceremony
6:15: Meets with Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra of Thailand
7:10: The President and PM Shinawatra hold a joint press conference
8:15: Attends an official dinner with PM Shinawatra
9:45: Meets and greets with United States Embassy personnel
** Thailand is 12 hours ahead of US EST **
Monday: The President travels to Burma where he will meet with President Thein Sein and Aung San Suu Kyi and deliver a speech to encourage Burma’s ongoing democratic transition.
In the evening, he will travel to Cambodia, where he will attend the East Asia Summit and meet with the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.
Tuesday: The President will remain in Cambodia for the East Asia Summit. In the evening, he will depart Cambodia en route Washington, DC.
Wednesday morning: The President returns to Washington, DC. Later, he will pardon the National Thanksgiving Turkey at the White House and the First Family will participate in a service event in the Washington, DC area.
Thursday: The President will celebrate Thanksgiving at the White House. There are no public events scheduled.
Friday: The President has no public events scheduled. The First Lady will be presented with the official White House Christmas Tree at the North Portico.
Thank you time-zone-calculating super-brainy-heads for the conversion help!