January 1, 2021, 11.12 PM
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The Indonesia Raya parody’s profane, derogatory altered lyrics as well as its mocking imagery caused widespread outrage in Indonesia against Malaysia.

The Indonesian public assumed that it is the latest in a decades-long series of cultural controversies between the neighboring countries.

These included Malaysian claims to Indonesian cultural icons such as batik, the Reog Ponorogo dance and silat martial arts, as well as foods such as West Sumatran Rendang beef stew.

(Writer: Achmad Nasrudin Yahya | Editor : Irfan Maullana)




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