Indian-American actor Kal Penn appointed by Obama to arts panel

Barack Obama is appointing actor Kal Penn to be a member of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.

Written by Associated Press | Washington | Published: November 20, 2013 2:14:25 am

The White House says President Barack Obama is appointing actor Kal Penn to be a member of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. The actor’s legal name is Kalpen Modi. He’s best known to film and television audiences for his roles in Harold and Kumar and House. He’s also no stranger to the White House. Penn worked previously for Obama in the White House’s Office of Public Engagement. He was a major draw last year at the Democratic convention. AP

Indonesian leader slams Aussie PM for no remorse over spying allegations

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Indonesia’s president criticised Australia’s prime minister on Tuesday for not expressing remorse over the alleged wiretapping of his phone,and said cooperation agreements would be reviewed. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott earlier endorsed intelligence gathering. In a series of tweets,President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said,“I also deplore the statement of Australian Prime Minister who underestimates the wiretapping of Indonesia,without sense of guilt.” AP

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