- Updates: How should Malaysia read the Jakarta "sweep" for its nationals by a Malaysian in Jkt.
- SatD, who blogs from there, left a comment here basically to tell us not to worry, that those bamboo sticks were "just a bunch of few "preman" aka gangsters out to make a quick buck".
Malingsia vs Indonesialan. The so-called "Relawan Ganyang Malaysia" is not a nationalist movement. Those people are hooligans, like our own Mat Rempits. The sharpened bamboo sticks they wield are threatening enough, though, and suddenly I'm not that proud to say that my brother-in-law is a Javanese or that I have my roots in Sumatra (which was part of the Melaka Sultanate, if you know your Nusantara history).
I'm glad our government has made its concern known about the safety of Malaysians in Indonesia as a result of this bamboo-stick nationalism. And as much as I don't like to agree with Khairy Jamaluddin, I think he'd said out loud in his usual fashion here what I'm sure a lot of us feel like telling those Indonesians in their face.