Police to probe upside-down Indonesia flag blunder

Indonesia angered after Malaysia shows its flag as Poland's

Khairy and Imam Nahrawi (right) at a special media conference to offer sincere apology on the mistake that occurred in the publication of Indonesian flag in the souvenir programme of KL2017 SEA Games official opening ceremony.

He said the Malaysian Government, however, should formally apologise to Indonesia.

"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 told reporters after witnessing the handing-over of duty to the new Johor police chief Datuk Mohd Khalil Kader Mohd by his predecessor Datuk Seri Wan Ahmad Najmuddin Mohd.

A Malaysian daily also printed Indonesia's flag upside down, while the Games organisers were criticised for using the wrong flag for two Brunei athletes at a synchronised swimming event.

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Indonesia's flag has a red stripe above a white stripe, but it was inverted, making it look instead like the flag of Poland.

Indonesia threw a spanner in Malaysia's hopes of winning the Kuala Lumpur 2017 Sea Games women's futsal gold when they beat the hosts 2-1 on Sunday. We are investigating and will take action as the incident should not have happened.

Malaysia's Southeast Asian Games organizers have apologized to Indonesia after its flag was printed upside-down in a souvenir magazine, prompting a scathing response from the team and anger on social media.

"We wait for an official apology from the Malaysian Government, as it concerns the pride and nationalistic spirit of our Indonesian people", he said.

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"We are awaiting an official apology from the Malaysian leadership as this involves a question of pride and nationalism".

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

On this mistake made by Malaysia, Erick Thohir further added that friendship is the greatest legacy in, but a mistake in presenting a national identity is not justified.

Past year at the Rio Olympics, China complained that the flag used at medal ceremonies had its small gold stars pointing at the wrong angle.

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