Indonesian vigilantes to avenge hijacking of their cultural heritage.

A GROUP of Indonesians armed with samurai swords and black magic plan to “invade and wage war” against Malaysia, which it accuses of claiming Indonesian cultural heritage, according to an Indonesian news report.

The Jakarta Globe on Sept 25 reported that Benteng Demokrasi Rakyat (Bendera) had announced Oct 8 as the day when it will “avenge all the wrongs committed against Indonesia by its neighbour (Malaysia).”

Tensions between the neighbouring countries have continued to escalate in light of the controversy surrounding a Discovery Channel promotion a clip on a Malaysian documentary that featured the Balinese pendet dance.

Other controversies that have cropped up pertain to various food items and batik, a recent offensive parody of Indonesia’s national anthem, and the abuse of Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia.

Earlier this month, the group set up roadblocks in Menteng, central Jakarta, in an attempt to detain Malaysian citizens.

Coordinator Mustar Bona Ventura claimed that Bendera had already recruited more than 1,200 members.

In the report, Mustar claimed that 1,500 Bendera troops will leave for Malaysia by air, land and sea on Oct 8.

The group also allegedly plan to deploy a second batch of troops at a later stage, he said, adding that Bendera would work with Indonesian migrant workers and students in Malaysia to help boost its numbers.

Mustar also claimed that the self-defence training and black magic spells designed to protect the troops had already been provided, with 150 members taking part in two sessions held at Bendera’s headquarters.

The offices are reportedly located on Jalan Diponegoro in Menteng, an address that was formerly used as the headquarters for the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P).

However, Teuku Faizasyah, a spokesman of the Indonesian Foreign Affairs Ministry, said the group’s members won’t get anywhere near Malaysia.

“If there are any Indonesian nationals who are intending to go to Malaysia for a confrontation, they will be arrested. It will be impossible for them to enter the country,” he said.

Home Ministry secretary-general Datuk Mahmood Adam said yesterday he had not heard or come across and report as was published by the Jakarta Globe.

“It’s impossible that such a thing will happen, but nevertheless we will find out from our counterparts in Jakarta and get the Malaysian Embassy in Indonesia to check on the authenticity of the news report before we can act on it,” he said.

Comments

…btw… all this problem arised from the Pendet dance where some Indonesians claim we are trying to steal one of their culture, and now they claim we have stolen a few of their other cultures….batik..food items..etc, so it’s steal this steal that, isn’t it ironic they want to talk about stealing…? do they really want to talk about stealing?

Submitted by TheKites on Tuesday, September 29th, 2009.

Hmm…. be careful Malaysia, we shouldn’t get upset or do anything drastic, they might just say that we are stealing another culture of them…come by air, AirAsia’s ah?

Submitted by TheKites on Tuesday, September 29th, 2009.

Think again , why this such provocation come from Jakarta . Not from Padang , Atjeh , palembang or any place from Sumatera ?. The fact that Malaysian people is more closer to the hart of Indonesian from Sumatra compare with their own countryman from Java Island. Just ignore this stupid game . We have a lot of work to do…

Submitted by Suparjo on Tuesday, September 29th, 2009.

What else can these ungrateful bunch of people do? They are living comfortably in our country sometimes earning more than locals do!

Submitted by Dr Peace on Monday, September 28th, 2009.

What will be really tragic is innocent Indonesians who are breaking their back to earn a living here will be the one who suffer the most as a result of the stupidity of their fellow countrymen.

How should we Malaysians react? Should we laugh our heads off or should we be more vigilant? This ‘black magic’ thing is really crap… may be these goons should use the so called ‘black magic’ they have to turn sand into gold so that the poor Indonesians do not need to suffer anymore.

I guess the old KONFRANTASI ghost is back… by the way I heard that Indonesians soldier boys who landed on the Peninsula years before to create chaos ended up in jail. I also heard their soldiers ran for their lives when they were confronted by tough GURKHAS in Sarawak…

So for these Bendera Boys… grow up before Malaysians really get upset and start to turn against Indonesians here.

Submitted by Dr. Edlic on Monday, September 28th, 2009.

Please come we will be waiting. Hope the black magic works lol this is the stupidest thing i’ve heard today.Thanks I had a great laugh.

Submitted by Ryan on Monday, September 28th, 2009.

ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha to date – its the best joke from Indonesia

Submitted by Anonymous on Monday, September 28th, 2009.

i can’t believe that..probably “kentut angin”..there must b s’body who want to blow up the fire. wake up indonesian..nobody stealing anything from u.

Submitted by dj on Monday, September 28th, 2009.

Sometime stupid people take chances that are stupid to the naked eye and will land up in “success”…or stupidly enough …in aimless muder, mayhem and blood. Such stupid people should be locked up by the Indonesian authorities before they bring more bad blood between to peaceful neighbours.

Submitted by Gurcharan Singh Kulim on Monday, September 28th, 2009.

Stupid people do stupid things.

Submitted by Dr. Edlic on Monday, September 28th, 2009.