Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Msia-Indonesia: We are still very patience


In Jakarta, President Susilo Bambang Yodhoyono said relations between Indonesia and Malaysia remain strong despite anti-Malaysia street demonstrations by 'a few small groups', and that he didnt think that will sour any bilateral ties.

In Kuala Lumpur, Foreign Minister Anifah Aman said Malaysia was losing patience over such incidents, and bilateral ties could be affected should Jakarta fails to put an end to such ugly episodes (here).

“I am saddened that the demonstrations still continue, not only in Jakarta, but also at our consulates in Indonesia although we have agreed to resolve the issues pertaining to the arrest of seven Malaysian fishermen and three Indonesian maritime officials,” he said.

Anifah warned that Malaysia’s patience had been tested and would not tolerate the situation for much longer. “They have their own political and domestic problems in Indonesia. But we do not want Malaysia to become the victim."

However, what Susilo said was not in tune with the harsh statement by his Foreign Affairs Minister Marty Natalegawa that Indonesia can only withdraw its ambassador to Malaysia when all Indonesians return home.

“We can withdraw our ambassador, but after that, we are still going to face a lot of problems, such as our workers who are threatened by dead penalties, illegal logging, and so on,” Marty said during a meeting with the House of Representatives Commission I on Foreign Affairs in Jakarta on Wednesday.

Marty also said there were a lot of Indonesian people working in Malaysia, so cutting any diplomatic ties with that country could give more burdens.

The commission chairman, Mahfudz Siddiq from the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS), said he could understand Marty’s view.

“However, for now we cannot only stop by issuing an official diplomatic note as a sign of protest to Malaysia,” Mahfudz said (here).

“We need stronger political actions, which will not only prompt Malaysia to discuss about the border issues, but to also make that country realize that the unclear border disputes have given Indonesia nothing but economic losses."

Well, from my point of view, the issue has been exaggerated and thrown out of proportion. Some parties tried to lucre from it, i.e by arranging massive 'home return' for Indonesians.

Whatever it is, diplomatic settlement is still the best way. As far as relations between our two countries are concerned, it remain as 'we-need-each-other'. Dont our friends in Indonesia think so?

also read Dunia Tiger's SIAPAKAH DALANG SEBENAR?


30 comments:

a diplomat said...

bujai,

i have strong feeling for our relations with indonesia. what happened was a remote case involving activists who tried to break us apart.

our cooperation with the republic has been at its best since datuk seri najib became prime minister last year. even president susilo gave his assurance that such a relation will be his top priority no matter what happens.

malaysia and indonesia share a lot of common interest, be it in language, culture, religion and others.

we are so close that nothing can jeopardize it. i believe most malaysians and indonesians share this view of mine

dangdut said...

we play host to about 3 million indonesians and that's how they appreciate us!

bendera ni memang biadap, tak mengenang semangat setiakawan malaysia!

gajah duduk said...

bujai,

malaysia sebenarnya amat akrab dengan indonesia sejak tamatnya konfrontasi kedua-dua negara pada awal 60-an.

kalau tidak kerana almarhum suharto, sudah tentu tentera indonesia di bawah sukarno ketika itu sudah menyerang malaysia.

malaysia juga dihargai oleh indonesia kerana tolak ansur kita ketika pembahagian wilayah ketika itu.

jadi, tidak ada sebab untuk kedua pihak memutuskan hubungan diplomatik dan silaturrahim yang sudah dijalin sekian lama.

yang terbabit dalam protes itu cuma segelintir manusia yang tidak bertimbang rasa dan gagal mengawal emosi.

saya yakin pihak berkuasa indonesia lebih mementingkan hubungan baik dengan malaysia daripada akur kepada sentimen yang dibawa oleh kumpulan itu.

Anonymous said...

indonesia has many problems, domestically.

thats why they are envious of our achievement.

riau said...

mr bujai, why dont u lead a demo at the indonesian embassy?

lehman said...

hahaha. looks like anifah will be barred from entering indonesia after this.

why did he make such a statement?

stupid foreign minister!

mat jai, senai said...

kita tak payah ikut perangai buruk dan bodoh orang indon tu. kita biarkan je. ni bulan puasa, tak elok buat perkara macam tu sesama islam. tak tau la kalau kumpulan indon tu orang kafir!

david chua said...

thats the problem when we got so generous to them.

instead of thanking us for letting their people to come and work here, now they want to take our country!

Anonymous said...

anifah shouldnt have said that. we are not losing patience, he is!

such a statement didnt help to settle the problems.

what a fm we got here!

wak songo said...

tak habis2 lagi ke diorang ni?

bendera ni nak apa sebenarnya?

nak malaysia ke?

inai said...

pihak keselamatan indonesia sengaja biarkan diorang buat hal sebab kerajaan indonesia pun macam tak puas ati je dengan malaysia kerana kita penjara ramai rakyat dia.

abis tu, nak biarkan saja rakyatnya merompak, membunuh, merogol, mengedar dadah dan melakukan jenayah sesuka hati di malaysia?

angry dog said...

COME ON LA JAKARTA!

WE HAVE ABOUT 3 MILLION INDONESIANS IN MALAYSIA, WORKING IN MANY SECTORS. THEY CARI MAKAN HERE AND WE WELCOME THEM LIKE BROTHERS.

IS THIS HOW YOU SHOW YOUR APPRECIATION?

THAT WAS A MINOR CASE, COULD BE A MALAYSIAN OR INDONESIAN MISTAKE BUT THE FUCK ARE YOU CONFRONTING US IN THAT WAY?

Anonymous said...

sebenarnya diorang nak jajah malaysia, macam diorang buat ke atas timor timor dan irian jaya dulu.

Anonymous said...

dah cakap dah. jangan ambil dah orang indon kerja kat malaysia ni, diorang tak pernah berterima kasih malah selalu cari hal, termasuk memperbesarkan isu kecil untuk memburukkan hubungan dua negara.

kita masih boleh ambil pekerja dari bangladesh, myanmar, vietnam, india dan sebagainya sebab diorang tau jugak menghargai semangat setiakawan malaysia dan rakyatnya.

Rasputin Beliong said...

It's not about demonstrations. It's about sacrilegeing our national flag, the most iconic object of a country's honour. The question we've have to ask ourselves is: is keeping Indonesian workers worth the ignominy? This is the case of a beggar (for foreign exchange) humiliating the donor. When are we going to tell the Indons to go to hell?

masih di BH said...

bro, aku dengar kerajaan indonesia pun sokong kumpulan bendera ni.

Anonymous said...

whatever it is, most malaysians and most indonesians are of the opinion that both countries can solve this petty issue.

we are always brothers!

Anonymous said...

Let teach them a lesson by issuing TRAVEL BAN to INDONESIA.. lets see how this will effect them..

And futher more ISSUE A STOP ORDER to all MALAYSIA from taking workers from INDON..automatically switch to BANGLADESH..

And do a MASSIVE HUNT FOR ALL THE ANAK HARAM that come to MALAYSIA..

That will teach them a lesson because THEY ARE DEPENDING ON OUR ECONOMY TO FEED THEIR CITIZEN.. more than 3 millions and that is not a small number

Anonymous said...

Anon lehman.

I believed you are just another dump and dunggu like those Indons who demonstrate at Malaysian Embassy Jakarta. They are jobless people and are paid for the job.

Dont be foolish that our Foreign Minister would be barred from entering Indonesia. You should study who are behind Bendera. They are just a bunch of jobless people who never use their brains and would resort to do anything for a couple of rupiah to feed their family and sibling. They are poor people but not their leaders who know how to treat these beggars and homeless living by the streets and slump areas.

The Indonesian Government knows how handle them. This case is isolated.

We take care of our Government and the Malaysian.

Anonymous said...

Anon lehman.

I believed you are just another dump and dunggu like those Indons who demonstrate at Malaysian Embassy Jakarta. They are jobless people and are paid for the job.

Dont be foolish that our Foreign Minister would be barred from entering Indonesia. You should study who are behind Bendera. They are just a bunch of jobless people who never use their brains and would resort to do anything for a couple of rupiah to feed their family and sibling. They are poor people but not their leaders who know how to treat these beggars and homeless living by the streets and slump areas.

The Indonesian Government knows how handle them. This case is isolated.

We take care of our Government and the Malaysian.

goh tian sui said...

let have a peaceful demostration outside the Indonesia embassy in kuala lumpur to protest the burning of Jalur Gemilang by Indonesian. Hope our leader could lead us on this peaceful demostration.

goh tian sui

Ozz said...

As a Malaysian in Jakarta, I view those incidents at our embassy as "pukul anak sindir menantu". BENDERA is a body that was set up under PDIP-Perjuangan lead by Megawati, the opposition. Even their headquarter was once PDIP's office in Menteng. Anything that will hurt SBY will be taken as opportunity to condemn him and Malaysia is the victim. Those demonstrators were just paid opportunist that will just feel satisfied with a pack of rice and some pocket money. Opposition politicians are behind all demonstrations held there. Government to government relations are very strong and not easily can be provoked by some political monkeys. Most of my Indonesian brothers and sisters have more important things to think about. I stick to my opinion as Indonesia's politicians always think they are the big brother of ours and arrogantly couldn't accept if the younger brother is much better and more prosper than them.

Anonymous said...

I say man don't write bad ENGLISH you title should read we r still very patient not patience.

jusman said...

malaysia sering kena buli dengan indonesia, bermula dengan konfrontasi selepas kita merdeka tetapi kitalah yang selalu mengalah untuk mengelakkan masalah lebih besar.

pemimpin kedua negara sudah berusaha sedaya upaya untuk mengekalkan hubungan baik ini tetapi segelintir pihak, baik di malaysia mahupun di indonesia, sengaja mencari taktik untuk memperlekeh dan melemahkan hubungan ini dengan mencetuskan agenda yang ekstrim.

saya ingin bertanya kepada pihak ini, apakah untungnya jika malaysia dan indonesia bertelagah? di manakah mereka akan berada jika kedua-dua negara huru-hara oleh perbuatan mereka?

eddy cilacap said...

sudara bujai,
saya adalah antara jutaan warga indonesia di malaysia. sejak sampai ke sini kira-kira lapan tahun dahulu, saya lihat kerajaan malaysia amat bertoleransi dengan kami kerana kita datang dari daerah serumpun.

bagaimanapun saya akui memang kedapatan waarga indonesia yang sengaja melakukan angkara yang sama sekali bertentangan dengan undang-undang di malaysia. mereka merompak, peras ugut, senjata api dan sebagainya. mereka ini memang seharusnya dipenjarakan. malangnya, mereka ini pula coba dipertahankan oleh mereka yang tidak bertanggungjawab di indonesia. malah perkara ini dijadikan isu besar di sana, kononnya ratusan warga indonesia sedang menunggu hukuman mati di sini.

di mana jua sesiapa yang mencabuli undang-undang pastinya akan dihukum selepas bicara.

jumlah mereka amat kecil tetapi sering mendatangkan kebimbangan kepada rakyat malaysia sendiri. ada yang turut membunuh sesama warga indonesia.

kes penderaan ke atas warga indonesia juga kecil. malah di indonesia juga perkara yang sama biasa terjadi. cuma ia tidak dilaporkan oleh media.

saya benar-benar berharap agar warga indonesia di malaysia serta di mana jua agar hidup rukun dengan masyarakat pribumi negara ini dan patuh kepada undang-undang.

saya juga yakin hubungan malaysia dan indonesia akan terus akrab. kita sama-sama seagama dan sebangsa dan saling memerlukan demi keuntungan bersama.

terima kasih, wasallam

eddy cilacap

Anonymous said...

we are saddened at what happened in jakarta and elsewhere where our missions and people are.

the indonesian govt is doing its utmost in controlling the demo and this has help it to escalate.

i only hope for both countries to settle this dispute and put things to order again.

kaki joget said...

alamak!

tak best la kalau hubungan kita putus. mana nak cari lagu dangdut baru lepas ni?

orang indon kena pikir gak, ramai peminat dangdut kan malaysia ni. rugi kalau hubungan kita diputuskan.

kan?

The Unspinners said...

Blog anda telah dimasukkan di dalam bloglist kami. Harap dapat letakkan kami dalam blog list anda.

Anonymous said...

Genial post and this enter helped me alot in my college assignement. Thank you seeking your information.

Anonymous said...

I'm Indonesian, but i love Malaysia very much.
The reason why the reletionship between to getting worst is the mass media. Especialy, Indonesian mass media, they do freely wildly, have no ethic. Even to our own president, Susilo bambang Yudhoyono. People of Indonesia now hate their own goverment, and more to Malaysia, because of Media abuse, and political tricks.