Thursday, November 19, 2009

Maya Soetoro-Ng

Maya Soetoro-Ng – the half-sister of American president Barack Obama. Obama was born in Hawaii to a mother born in Kansas and a father born in Kenya. Their marriage did not last long, however, and Obama`s mother Ann Dunham found herself married again to an Indonesian named Lolo Soetoro, who she met while living in Hawaii. Maya was born of this union in 1970 in Jakarta, where the family was living at the time. Obama's time in Indonesia is well-documented. A Ph.D. from the University of Hawaii and a teacher and lecturer, Soetoro-Ng got married in 2003 to Konrad Ng, a Canadian of Malaysian-Chinese descent, thus continuing the incredibly cosmopolitan nature of the Obama extended family.