Obama Visits Southeast Asia

obama-aung-san-suu-kyiIn his four-day visit to Southeast Asia, President Obama became the first US president to visit Myanmar, or Burma. The president urged the new civilian government to continue its steps toward democracy. He also specifically called for more religious freedom. On a stop in Thailand, the president visited Bangkok’s famous Temple of the Reclining Buddha. He told monks there he needed prayers for help in his dealings with Congress back home.