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Jakarta Post

Anti-Malaysia activists launch raid on Malaysians

  • Indah Setiawati

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, September 9 2009   /  10:38 am

Dozens of NGO activists dubbing themselves Relawan Ganyang Malaysia (Anti-Malaysia Activists) Tuesday conducted a raid on a street in Central Jakarta in a hunt for Malaysian nationals until the police halted their activities.Starting from 10 a.m., about 40 activists, sporting red-and-white attire and paraphernalia, stopped  pedestrians, motorcyclists and cars in front of their office on Jl. Diponegoro in the plush area of Menteng.They asked them to show their ID cards or passports to prove they were not Malaysian citizens.
No Malaysian citizens were caught in the raid.However, two Malaysian sedans passing the road were almost seized by the activists. “We released them because they promised to join our cause,”  one of the activists who is also a member of the People’s Democracy Fortress [Bendera], Nando Sidabutar, told The Jakarta Post.Another volunteer, Aji Kusuma, sai...