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Saturday April 26, 2014 MYT 4:59:00 PM
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Obama walks down of Air Force One after landing at RMAF base in Subang.
KUALA LUMPUR: President Barack Obama arrived at the RMAF base in Subang on Saturday for the much-awaited three-day visit.
The Air Force One jet carrying the American leader touched down at the base at 4.50pm after a six-hour flight from South Korea.
Obama was greeted by Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman and a guard-of-honour mounted by officers of the Sixth Battalion of the Royal Rangers Regiment.
Obama's visit to Malaysia is the first by a sitting US President since President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1966.
Obama's programme on the first day include a state welcoming ceremony at Parliament Square.
He will later pay a courtesy call to the King and attend a state banquet at Istana Negara.
Malaysia is the third leg of Obama's four-nation tour of Asia. Prior to South Korea, he had visited Japan.
He will end the trip with a visit to the Philippines on Monday.
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