The Indonesia-Malaysia relationship seems to be fast spiraling out of control because of dithering governments and over-active militant groups and politicians circling the issue like sharks at the scent of blood.
The situation is deteriorating quickly because acts like the idiots in the clipping below, as well as the ultra idiots Bendera of the faeces throwing notoriety incenses the Malaysians; who then make understandable but aggravating statements like the one where the Indonesian government should keep such groups in check; which then aggravates Indonesians who bristle at what is perceived as another incidence where Malaysia is trying to assert its sense of superiority against Indonesians.
There is, however, an opportunity for both governments to come up with a win-win solution and in the process get rid of the some of themore idiotic elements of their societies. A win-win-win-win solution!
What the government should do is strike a deal. The Indonesian government should prosecute and ban groups like Bandera and the Laska Merah Putih. In return the Malaysian government should ban their own bunch of idiots that come under the banner of RELA. All these groups bring bad repute to their respective countries and cause the public at either side of the straight to harbor ill feelings for each other.
Just think: by banning these groups the Indonesian government would be perceived by the Malaysians as doing something solid toward solving the problem of strained ties; it would be perceived by Indonesians as doing something positive for Indoensians by getting rid of the much hated and despised RELA.
The Malaysian government can claim to Malaysians that it manage to get their Indonesian counterpart to act decisively for a change and it would appease the other races with the dismantling of RELA.
So everyone wins, we can go back to our normal lives and even feel good about our governments. Now, isn’t that a better option than all the petty sniping at each other that, if it gets out of control, would have immense financial, security and safety implications for all of us on both sides of the Malacca Straits?