Hope&Change Update: Indonesia to remove Obama statue due to public opposition Comrades, What is wrong with them? He is the One. He is the World JAKARTA : A statue of US President Barack Obama as a boy will be removed from a park in the Indonesian capital due to public opposition, officials said Friday, just weeks before Obama visits his old hometown. The Jakarta governor's office confirmed that the two-metre (six-foot) bronze would be removed from Menteng Park and placed at the nearby Menteng One primary school where Obama spent part of his childhood in the late 1960s. The decision comes after 56,500 people joined a page on social networking website Facebook calling for the statue to be removed and replaced by a memorial to an Indonesian identity. "The Jakarta administration has decided to remove the Obama statue from Menteng Park and take it to his former school," city spokesman Cucu Ahmad Kurnia told AFP.