Probably not since the Taiping rebellion has so much idealism, foolishness, naivety and stupidity has been combined with so much misguided idealism, nationalism and foolishness.
The Benteng Demokrasi Rakyat intends to invade Malaysia with bows and arrows, black magic and other paraphernalia on October 8. One doubts if they would be able to even mount anything on Malaysian soil on that day but if they do so one can only hope that they make a bee line for KJ so he can show how brave he is in the face of hotheads like himself.
What’s remarkable about this whole thing is that there is this bunch of hotheads arming themselves, giving themselves paramilitary training and making public statements about how they intend to invade a neighboring country – and the police in Indonesia do not do anything about it.
And what’s the invovement of the PDIP in all of this? The HQ of the Benteng guys is in a former operations center of the PDIP. What’s the connection?
This from The Jakarta Globe today:
A young recruit from anti-Malaysia group Bendera taking part in combat training. (Antara Photo)
Indonesian Vigilantes Prepare For Battle in Malaysia
At this moment in Jakarta, a group of Indonesians are putting the final touches to their plan to invade Malaysia and wage war. Benteng Demokrasi Rakyat has announced Oct. 8 as the date of this D-day, when it says it will avenge all the wrongs committed against Indonesia by its neighbor .
Established during this year’s presidential election, the group, also known as the People’s Democratic Defense, has attracted public attention with its protests calling on Indonesians to “kill Malaysians.” Earlier this month, the group set up roadblocks in Menteng, Central Jakarta, in an attempt to detain Malaysian citizens.
However, the roadblocks failed to net any Malaysians, according to Mustar Bona Ventura, the group’s coordinator. “If we had caught them, we would have sent them home,” the 32-year-old economics student said.
He said the group’s anti-Malaysian stance was not motivated solely by claims that the neighboring country has been busy stealing Indonesia’s culture.
“It’s the whole thing, including the claims on our islands and the abusive treatment of Indonesian migrant workers,” he said. “The breaking point was when they insulted us through our national anthem, ‘Indonesia Raya.’ ”
For more of the story read here.
let’s hope that the “enemies” we have been sleeping with do not respond to the call and create havoc from within 🙂
haiyoh, never had i imagined some of my country men could be that moronic! have they no brain? or have they been brainwashed? how much money the spin doctor promises them to give? These people are really a complete joke!
Pak Unspun, if things have got to this silly point, yet to see your blog being hacked then! But I do sincerely hope they will never touch you.
@delvi: Yes, they could easily hack my blog and I’d be quite technically helpless to do anything about it but there would be little glory in doing that. I’ve always tried to get my not-always-cosmopolitan countrymen to understand the people and country that I have come to thik of as home so they’d be doing a disservice to themselves and to the country.
Don’t be affraid with Bendera and/or People’s Democratic Defense because many of Indonesians, including me, did not support their “uncivilized and barbarian” act in Jakarta last week….
But, you and your Malaysian gov’t must be seriously aware with this latest situation of Anti Malaysia campaign in the net … because right now the “We Hate Malaysia” group on Facebook has more than 450,000 members …. and its members will grow higher and higher every day …
You must be remember …. No body can’t stop them even our gov’t …
bukan hal baru.. sebelumnya setiap isu ambalat memanas kelompok2 kaya gini juga selalu muncul di berita..yang jadi masalah mungkin sekarang pemicunya cuma isu budaya.. nunjukin sikap emosional orang indonesia terhadap malaysia sepertinya semakin meningkat..
I believe hotheads reside on both sides. The significant difference between both is caused by a contrast. On one side the hotheads are made reckless by the freedom atmosphere whereas the harum-scarums on the other side are made stalemate by the authoritarian atmosphere…
lucu melihat orang malaysia memperhatikan isu ini.. tapi lihat saja sisi baiknya jika orang malaysia merasa geram dengan tindakan seperti ini berarti mereka seharusnya juga dapat mengerti kemarahan indonesia ketika pemerintah mereka mengirimkan kapal perangnya di karang unarang saat indonesia baru terkena tsunami dulu..
There are more important things to do in Indonesia like helping the recent earthquake victims. If they really want to invade Malaysia, then it will be quite interesting to see how they are going to accomplish it. Don’t let your emotions get over your head. Think like a civilized person.
they won’t.. i repeat they won’t..
Hei Indon,jangan cakap macam karton.Mat Top hantu raya akan jaga malaysia border dan akan melutup semua Indon yang pijak bumi Malayur
What’s with the ‘indon’ talk? stop being so racially prejudiced.
Well, “benteng” is only one letter away from “banteng”. The PDI-P connection is rather obvious. Does the party still own the building?
I would like to see these idiots try it. It would teach them a lesson if they turned up on Malaysian shores. If the Malaysian authorities can beat and abuse refugees turning up on their beaches, I wonder what they would do to these fools carrying bows and arrows.
In the US, people like Bendera are known as “redneck inbred hillbillies”.
Pfft. That’s what i say.
I’m a Malaysian who frequently travel to Jakarta & Bandung, my view on this is that what these groups are trying to do is hurt Indonesia more than they want to hurt Malaysia. They are using hate tactics like Bush did on the Patriot Act for Americans. Before the major Indonesia election I talked to many Indonesian about their stand on who they will vote for and not surprising they are going for SBY. This Anti-Malaysia tactics is only a part of their tactics to bring down SBY, with their stupid comments about how SBY causing the earthquakes (if he’s that powerful they should really be afraid of him) and other nonsense stuff they throw on him to make him step down, I’m not surprised that this is another way to undermine his authority even more. I live around and with successful Indonesians that’s making a peaceful and prosperous living in Malaysia, some of them who don’t even want to go back ever again (maybe there’s nothing left for them there anymore) that tell me all these ignorant pawns are only doing it because they have nothing worthwhile doing in their lives, the politicians see this as a great opportunity to use them as expendable pawns, create chaos on the streets as they pressure your President more in their luxurious office/home, while these people put themselves in pain and stress over matters that been blown up by politicians who’s doing it while having sex with innocent young girls/boys, sipping from their champagne glasses and laughing as they watch their hate seed grew on TV. I’m not here to tell you things don’t happen in Malaysia, all the shit happened to the maids, etc. but trust me that it happened to Malaysians too, if I get RM1.00 every time my frustration about Malaysian authority comes up, Bill Gates will be my personal slave. The only difference about Malaysia and Indonesia is (what I love most) that you guys have this policy, “kebebasan berkarya asal tidak mencemar agama”, wish I can say that about Malaysia, there’s a lot to be said about politics, but the only thing I hope is that Malaysians does not react stupidly on this (I know they plant their hate seeds everywhere to get a reaction) because this is what they hate mongers want, for us to react. Don’t feed this root of evil, let them be and they will die if we look at it as just a political move to create destructive chaos (there’s a beautiful chaos if you’re wondering), don’t hate these people that says they hate us but sympathize on their ignorance, politics does not rule our lives and please do not let it rule our mind. Our planet is sick, there are more urgent matters that we should put our minds and effort towards. Watch this video, listen to it, there’s a lot of language for it.
Nah, don’t really take that BENDERA seriously. I mean, they are not representing most of us here.
Bona Ventura ialah Kafir Batak LAKNATTULLAH
MUSLIM INDON YG IKUT PERINTAH DIA IALAH
DASAR ISLAM KULIT..SAJA..
BONA BABI KENAPA KAMU SAJA YG DULU DATANG KE MALAYSIA..
KITA TENGOK KAMU BERANI TAK…?
ATAU ORANG BATAK MACAM KAMU MEMANG PENAKUTT…!!!
CEPAT BONA DATANG KE MARI…
INGIN SEKALI KU LAPAH KULIT SI KAFIR LAKNATTULLAH SEPERTI MU…!!!
Sesungguhnya orang-orang yang beriman itu bersaudara, maka damaikanlah di antara kedua saudara (kamu yang bertelingkah) itu. (Surah Al-Hujurat: Ayat 10)
“Tidak ada dosa yang lebih layak dipercepat hukumannya di dunia, dan apa yang dipersiapkan Allah baginya di akhirat daripada tindakan kezaliman dan memutuskan hubungan silaturrahim”.
(Hadith Riwayat Ibnu Majah dan Tarmizi)
“Sesungguhnya lelaki yang paling dibenci Allah ialah yang paling gigih dalam permusuhan.” (HR Bukhari dan Muslim).
Hadith drp Abdu Daud, Tarmidzi, Ibnu Majah, dan Baihaqi, “Barangsiapa meninggalkan pertengkaran, padahal dia salah, maka akan dibangunkan untuknya rumah di sekitar surga. Dan barangsiapa meninggalkan pertengkaran, padahal dia benar, maka akan dibangun untuknya rumah di lantai tengah surga. Sedang barangsiapa yang membaguskan akhlaknya, akan dibangun baginya rumah di tingkat paling atas surga.