Obama statue to be installed in Menteng elementary school tonight

A statue depicting US President Barack Obama as a boy will be installed in the compound of State Elementary School 01 Menteng, on Sunday evening.

"We will hold a meeting this afternoon," the school vice principal, Akhmad Solikhin, said as quoted by Tempointeraktif.com. "In the evening, we will try hard to put the statue on its place."

The statue was initially placed in Menteng Park, but it was removed to the school last week due to public protests questioning the significance of the statue in the park.

Obama spent his childhood and studied in Jakarta for several years.