‘Bendera feces protest’ among meeting agenda: Marty
A joint commission meeting involving Indonesian and Malaysian foreign ministers will talk about recent demonstrations carried out by the Fortress of People’s Democracy (Bendera) that threw feces at the Malaysian Embassy in Jakarta.
The incident was a reaction to the arrest of three Indonesian civil servants by the Malaysian Police after Indonesian inspectors caught seven Malaysian fishermen red-handed for illegally fishing in and trespassing Indonesian waters.
“Yes, we will discuss that,” Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa told reporters Monday, responding to a reporter’s question whether the incident involving Bendera demonstrators would be raised in the meeting.
Marty is Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia to meet his Malaysian counterpart Dato’ Sri Anifah Aman.
The throwing of feces at the Malaysian Embassy has drawn public anger from the neighboring country, with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak accusing Bendera demonstrators as mercenary.
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