Malaysian detained in Riau for allegedly insulting Indonesian flag
JAKARTA (THE JAKARTA POST/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) -- Indonesian authorities have detained a Malaysian for allegedly insulting the Indonesian flag.
Police officers in Dumai, Riau province, had to escort Broderik Chin, general manager of palm oil factory PT Kreasi Jaya (KJ), a subsidiary of Malaysia-based PT Kuala Lumpur Kepong (KLK), to the police station as the factory was surrounded by angry residents.
Mr Chin's employees were offended by a comment their boss made in reference to the flag, which they wanted to hoist for Independence Day.
It is alleged that he said the flag could be replaced with the red underwear he was wearing.