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Jakarta Post

‘#GanyangMalaysia’: Bellicose military slogan trending on Twitter after Indonesian soccer fans allegedly assaulted

  • Gisela Swaragita
    Gisela Swaragita

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, November 24, 2019   /  01:05 pm
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Indonesian soccer player Yanto Basna (‘bottom’) vies for the ball with Malaysian Mohamadou Sumareh (‘center’) during the 2022 FIFA World Cup Asian Zone Group G match at Bukit Jalil Stadium in Malaysia on Tuesday. Malaysia won 2-0.(Antara/Rafiuddin Abdul Rahman)

  An alleged assault, in which Indonesian soccer supporters were reportedly beaten by Malaysian soccer supporters in Kuala Lumpur, has angered many Indonesians at home who have called for a thorough investigation of the reported violence. The reported incident, footage of which went viral on social media, has inflamed tensions on Twitter, where users have posted their criticism with the hashtag #GanyangMalaysia (crush Malaysia). The hashtag was trending in Indonesia on Friday. The incident reportedly occurred around the time of a soccer match between Indonesia and Malaysia during the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier at Bukit Jalil Stadium in Kuala Lumpur. In a video posted on Twitter by social media activist Permadi Arya under the account @permadiaktivis, an apparent Indonesia supporter was beaten by a group of apparent Malaysia supporters outside the stadium. Addressing...