Khairy regrets mistake over Indonesian flag

Khairy regrets mistake over Indonesian flag

Malaysia's Southeast Asian Games organizers have apologized to Indonesia after its flag was printed upside-down in a souvenir magazine, prompting a scathing response from the team and anger on social media.

He said he had deeply regretted it because it had to do with national pride and patriotism.

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Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin has apologised to his Indonesian counterpart over a mistake on the Indonesian flag in a booklet on the Kuala Lumpur SEA Games 2017.

In the guidebook, only Indonesia's flag was printed incorrectly.

On Saturday, immediately after being alerted to the mistake, Khairy tweeted his apology.

Khairy also visited Imam and the Indonesian delegation this afternoon to personally convey his apologies. There was no malice.

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"I am expressing my deep regret on this fault, which shows negligence and absent-mindedness", he said in a statement.

Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin, the Masoc chairman, has also apologised to Indonesia over the error. "I believe it was not deliberately done", he told reporters after opening the Teluk Intan Umno division delegates' conference today. Bukit Aman federal police special branch director Seri Mohamad Fuzi Harun said: "Perhaps it was a technical error".

"This thing should not have happen but it did".

"In this regard, we wish to assure the government of the Republic of Indonesia that all measures have been taken to address this unfortunate situation". Over the years, however, relations between the two countries have been strained by various issues, including claims over each other's cultural features and diplomatic frictions due to haze caused by wildfires in Indonesia.

"The matter will not weaken the spirit of Indonesian athletes and it should not be repeated in the future".

He was appointed as Johor police chief on Dec 1, 2015, while Mohd Khalil, 57, had been the Royal Malaysian Police secretary from February 2016 before taking over from Wan Ahmad Najmuddin.

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