Put the Indonesian Flag Reversed, Malaysian Youth and Sports Minister: it is Truly Unintentional

By : Candra Mata And Aldi Firhand | Sunday, August 20 2017 - 19:55 IWST

The Indonesian flag is reversed in Malaysia's SEA Games guidebook
The Indonesian flag is reversed in Malaysia's SEA Games guidebook

INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta, youth and sports minister (Menpora) Imam Nahrawi through his media media @ imam-nahwari, Saturday (19/8) wrote and posted a photo of a guidebook allegedly published by SEA Games Malaysia's exhibitors showing red and white on the Indonesian flag upside down.

"Opening # SEAgames2017 is good but injured with a very painful negligence, our flag .... Merah Putih .. Astagfirullaah ..." chirps Menpora Imam.

The Imam expressed his wrath and violent protests in social media because the wrong flag print was distributed to officials present at the opening of the 2017 SEA Games.

On the incident that unfolded from Menpora Post on Twitter, the organizing committee as the responsible of the SEA Games namely Malaysian Youth Sport Minister Khairy Jamaludin sent an apology through twitter account related to the chirp Menpora on the Indonesian flag incident printed upside down in the SEA Games guidebook.

"Imam Sir, Please accept my sincere apologies for this .There is no evil intentions, I am very upset with this mistake.Please apologize," chirp Jamaluddin in his personal twitter account @ khairikj.

The immediate apology is also planned by the Malaysian Management Board (MASOC) along with the Minister of Youth and Sports, Brigadier General Khairy Jamaluddin, on the agenda of a courtesy visit to Indonesian Minister of Youth and Sports Imam Nahrawi today.

"We sincerely apologize to the people of Indonesia for the mistakes that have not been misled in the printing of the Indonesian flag in the souvenir book," said a statement from Malaysia Sea Games committee in a release received by the editorial on Sunday (20/8).

"This mistake is very regrettable and we believe the close relationship between these two countries will be further reinforced under the spirit of the SEA Sports," the statement concluded.

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