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Obama’s boo-boos at the White House state dinner for Hsien Loong

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American President Barack Obama hosted Prime Minister and his team to a rare state dinner yesterday (2 Aug). And there were at least 2 boo-boos Obama made in acknowledging and welcoming the Singapore.

Boo-boo 1 – Couldn’t remember (or cannot pronounce) Singapore founding prime minister, ’s name properly.

(The expression on PM Lee’s face when the American President couldn’t pronounce his father’s name is priceless.)

Boo-boo 2 – It’s ‘Yam Seng!’ not ‘Yam Sang!’

(Has the American president ever made a toast in Chinese?)

PM Lee on the other hand in bringing up the Obama birth controversy struck all the right notes at the state dinner.

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