Sea Games Upside-down Flag: Indonesia Sends Diplomatic Note

Police to probe upside-down Indonesia flag blunder

In a statement issued after midnight, the Malaysia Organising Committee (Masoc) for KL2017 apologised for the error as well.

"Malaysia and Indonesia are close and have good a relationship".

Khairy Jamaluddin met his Indonesian counterpart today to apologise over the flag gaffe in the Sea Games souvenir book following his apology via Twitter last night.

The blunder came to light at Saturday's opening ceremony of the 29th South-East Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, where the souvenir magazine was handed out to dignitaries - including Indonesia's sports minister Imam Nahrawi, who tweeted a picture of the offending page.

"Anifah told me that an official apology would be issued by the Malaysian government to the Indonesian government via their respective Foreign Ministries".

Khairy said he had ordered the souvenir booklets to be corrected and reprinted while Nahrawi said he has accepted Khairy's apology.

Due to this misprint, the red-and-white Indonesian flag looked like Poland's flag.




The Malaysian Organizing Committee said its chairman and Malaysia's minister would meet with Imam Nahrawi to apologize, reported The New Indian Express.

The incident grabbed attention on the first full day of action at the biennial SEA Games, which mix Olympic sports with Asian favourites like pencak silat and wushu.

"We very much regret the mistake and trust the strong bond between the two countries will further strengthen in the spirit of the SEA Games", they added.

"Friendship is the greatest legacy in sports, but a mistake in presenting a national identity of a nation is not justified".

"We don't want our neighbouring country, Indonesia, to feel hurt, so we need to take measures to ensure this does not recur in future".

He said this after witnessed the outgoing Johor police Chief Comm Datuk Ahmad Najmuddin Mohd handing over duties to the new Johor police chief DCP Datuk Mohd Khalil Kader Mohd at Johor police contingent headquarters today.

Special Branch director says the investigation is to identify the cause of the Indonesia flag being printed upside down.

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