Put Downs & Insults

Sep 10th, 2007, in IM Posts, by

Australia insults president Yudhoyono.

Golkar parliamentarian Yuddy Chrisnandi said on 9th September that Australia had insulted president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono at the APEC summit in Sydney by placing him in the back row of the final photo shoot.

Regardless of our critical stance towards the president, as loyal patriots we want the president to be respected as the leader of the biggest country in ASEAN, the third biggest democracy in the world, and the country with the largest number of adherents to moderate Islam.

APEC photo
APEC photo.

He deplored the fact that while Yudhoyono was in the back the leaders of Malaysia, Brunei, and the Philippines were in the front, and said he would question the Foreign Office to find out whether the placement was a deliberate intention by the Australian government to put down Indonesia. [1]

Yuddy Chrisnandi
Yuddy Chrisnandi, possibly with an Australian.

Meanwhile Andreas H. Pareira of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI P) agreed that Australia was being highly insensitive by putting the Indonesian leader behind his Malaysian counterpart, especially considering the recent Malaysian insult to Indonesia in the Donald Luther Kolopita case.

Andreas H Pareira
Andreas H Pareira.

He also worried that Yudhoyono had paid a visit to president Bush at the latter's hotel, even though it was the American side that had asked for the meeting. He said Yudhoyono should learn from the example of president Sukarno, who never kow-towed to foreigners. [2]


43 Comments on “Put Downs & Insults”

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  1. avatar Arema says:
    September 10th, 2007 at 3:17 pm

    Hyper-sensitive idiots. If everyone want to be in the front, then who should stand in the rear? First of all they should know that the camera angle is not wide enough to capture double of that photo length.

    If SBY was not invited, it’s an insult. This is not. They make such a big fuss for a photo, got nothing better to do? I think so.

  2. avatar Matahari says:
    September 10th, 2007 at 3:55 pm

    You see, many Indonesian politicians are very immature, you wonder who elects these people and why they get elected. They never grown up, you wonder why Indonesia never move forward, life is about moving on, in animal kingdom, the shark swim forward and the crab move sideward, the people who running Indonesia, they are like the crab.

  3. avatar Chris says:
    September 10th, 2007 at 3:57 pm

    Another classic from Yusnandi, up there with the one about foreigners spreading intentionally bird flu in Indonesia. If SBY was next to John Howard they would complain that SBY is too close to Australia.

    The real reason is probably practical; SBY is tall and other people e.g. Glorio Arroyo are not. Didn’t Yusnandi have school class photos when he was young?

  4. avatar Aluang Anak Bayang says:
    September 10th, 2007 at 6:42 pm

    On behalf of all patriotic Indonesians, I was deeply insulted. I also noticed a red arrow poking on our beloved president’s head. If an apology is not forthcoming, the next obvious step is to stone the Australian embassy, Allah’s willing.

    Peace.

  5. avatar ausdag says:
    September 10th, 2007 at 7:48 pm

    Yuddy Chrisnandi said on 9th September that Australia had insulted president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono at the APEC summit in Sydney by placing him in the back row of the final photo shoot.

    “I will not dignify that with a response” (Homer Simpson).

  6. avatar Pakmantri says:
    September 10th, 2007 at 8:47 pm

    Ah, here we go again bung Yuddy. I think he should have his brain checked. I believe there are some wires crossed in there, because every time he started to speak the stuff coming out of his mouth is the same as the stuff that comes out when he fart, it stinks and “malu-maluin”. :-(

  7. avatar Tomaculum says:
    September 10th, 2007 at 9:19 pm

    On behalf of all patriotic Indonesians, I was deeply insulted. I also noticed a red arrow poking on our beloved president’s head. If an apology is not forthcoming, the next obvious step is to stone the Australian embassy, Allah’s willing.

    Aluang, need donation to buy explosives?

    Ah, here we go again bung Yuddy. I think he should have his brain checked.

    Which brain? :)

  8. avatar Enigmatic says:
    September 10th, 2007 at 9:39 pm

    Aluang Anak Bayang Says:

    September 10th, 2007 at 6:42 pm
    On behalf of all patriotic Indonesians, I was deeply insulted. I also noticed a red arrow poking on our beloved president’s head. If an apology is not forthcoming, the next obvious step is to stone the Australian embassy, Allah’s willing.

    Peace.

    And once again our very peaceful Aluang decrees that stoning the Australian embassy is a peaceful solution.

    How peaceful is his version of Islam and God!!

    As for the arrow Aluang, it was put probably put to show where Dr Yudhoyono is.

    I dont know how we people elected these numbskulls inside Parliament. They are the ones who are doing the putting down, the insulting of Dr Yudhoyono and all Indonesians. We ought to be ashamed of these morons we have elected.

    What are we doing??

  9. avatar Pakmantri says:
    September 10th, 2007 at 11:29 pm

    To bung Tomaculum:
    I am sorry I forgot to check, you’re right, he might not have one …………… :-)

    To bung Enigmatic:
    Please don’t go there! This has nothing to do with GOD nor religions! It all about patriotic, I am sorry, idiotic Indonesian parliamentarians! :-(

  10. avatar Robert says:
    September 11th, 2007 at 2:10 am

    How old is Yuddy Chrisnandi? The photo shows an adult person, his behaviour however is that of an 5-year old.
    Suppose SBY would have stand in the front row, then there would have been complaints that the the persons in the back row are standing higher.

  11. avatar Odinius says:
    September 11th, 2007 at 6:06 am

    I can’t believe SBY! Agreeing to meet with someone who asks to meet him! Can you believe the cowardice in such an act? Obivously all leaders should only meet with other leaders when they, themselves, propose the meeting.

  12. avatar Andrew says:
    September 11th, 2007 at 8:33 am

    Those politicians are suffering from inferiority complex. They need a shrink.

  13. avatar Raden says:
    September 11th, 2007 at 9:36 am

    Well, if Indonesia people deserve to get more respect from other countries,
    - it is not about the president ‘ photo’s position
    - it is not about who was visiting whom at the request of whom ?

    It is all about,
    - How big is Indonesia total GDP as compare to the number of population ? The answer was (2005) only USD 215B to feed in such a humongous 235 MILLION rakyat indonesia, simple math you know what does it means in term of Indonesia rank in ASEAN saja lah, don’t go beyond comparison with the Asian Yellow skin at the north side of Asia like Japan, Korea, Taiwan, China who are majority the ‘sipit’ people descendent
    - How Indonesia solve ourown domestic problems such as Porong Mud Volcano, Garuda-Adam air crash, Train crash, Vessel sinking, Flood are everywhere, etc etc
    - How Indonesia capture the killer of Munir who were assasined on Garuda flight to Netherland ?
    - What are the progress of BLBI, prosecution to all the culprits who corrupt this country wealth
    etc
    etc

    Then we know where our stand is in more appropriate way. Thanks there is internet to share fair view

  14. avatar Aluang Anak Bayang says:
    September 11th, 2007 at 9:41 am

    Friends, one can only suspect little Johnny and cowboy Bushie were behind this childish prank to discredit Indonesia. The red arrow poking on our beloved president was meant to portray him as a kuntilanak.

  15. avatar Boni says:
    September 11th, 2007 at 11:45 am

    aluang,

    you should start stoning my house first. coward. SBY said people like you have a narrow minded nationalism.

  16. avatar Odinius says:
    September 11th, 2007 at 12:11 pm

    RADEN:

    Forget Lapindo and Adam “fall out of the” Air: clearly addressing this affront is far more worthy of well-earned taxpayer money!

  17. avatar Dragonwall says:
    September 11th, 2007 at 12:23 pm

    What an arrow will prove? It is the press not the Australian government. sue the press reporter. i don’t think SBY wants that after all he is STANDING TALL.

    Indonesians usually over react. Be more open minded. SBY does not need this kind of support. Sometimes you have to give and take in politics.

  18. avatar Sputjam says:
    September 11th, 2007 at 12:35 pm

    Looks like Badawi is standing next to Howard. But then badawi is a regular visitor to Perth where he may have some kind of holiday home there. Maybe Yudhoyono should buy one holiday house in australia if he wants to be next to Howard.

  19. avatar dewaratugedeanom says:
    September 11th, 2007 at 3:25 pm

    Who is the guy on the far right? He looks like President Bush. Why wasn’t he put in the middle where the big shots belong? And why does he have to put up his left hand?
    This is an insult to the USA. Let’s call in the Marines.

  20. avatar Aluang Anak Bayang says:
    September 11th, 2007 at 10:06 pm

    Re,

    What an arrow will prove?

    Only a naturalized Indonesian should know an arrow ponting down on your head meant. Only an Australian know the curse of ‘pointing the bone’. Same as drawing a bomb over an Arab’s head, or a nappy over a sikh’s head. These are insults!

    It is the press not the Australian government. sue the press reporter.

    Provide proof.

    i don’t think SBY wants that after all he is STANDING TALL.

    On the contrary, he was being adumbrated.

    Indonesians usually over react. Be more open minded. SBY does not need this kind of support. Sometimes you have to give and take in politics.

    I am urging restraint until Yuddy Chrisnandi get the full story.

  21. avatar sonnie says:
    September 12th, 2007 at 11:00 am

    Are we gonna make war with the Aussies and Malaysia ? We can’t win with current condition, :)) admit it.

    We need better people in the government, producing far better policies!

  22. avatar Rambutan says:
    September 12th, 2007 at 1:52 pm

    Yuddi really has to learn to shut up. He thinks his constant over-zealous nationalist blabber will win him popularity with the voters and a future leading role in Golkar. But better be careful, Yuddi. The voters are not that stupid. And people like you are the first to go once there is a change of leadership.

  23. avatar Falcon says:
    September 12th, 2007 at 2:04 pm

    Every country will have the chance to host APEC. As a host, it has the privelege to determine where to position its guests on the picture row. The exhibition of a very child like attitute. Bratty little kid, “mommy mommy, I must have this and must have that otherwise you are no good mommy”. Grow-up boy. Making such comment is not productive and will irk people around the world. What will he gain with such comment, Nothing.

  24. avatar Aluang Anak Bayang says:
    September 12th, 2007 at 2:45 pm

    Re,

    Are we gonna make war with the Aussies and Malaysia? We can’t win with current condition, :)) admit it.

    We may not win with military might but we have the numbers. If we encourage all our hungry peasants to sail south, Australia will have to take them all to meet with UN human right and refugee’s obligation. Say we swamp 100 millions Indonesians on rickety boats south, Australian will be a minority with only 25%.

  25. avatar Paul says:
    September 12th, 2007 at 3:38 pm

    Indonesian politicians are idiots. What a stupid comment….

  26. avatar sonnie says:
    September 12th, 2007 at 4:23 pm

    Aluang : Maybe Hitler would do that, but I don’t think our poor people are stupid enough to sail south. :))

  27. avatar Enigmatic says:
    September 12th, 2007 at 7:52 pm

    While I may be Indonesian, I believe that Yuddy and Aluang are over-reacting. These reasons show why.

    1. In a photo, there are tall and short people. It is common practise to let the tall stand at the back. Since SBY is tall, should he stand in front of Arroyo?

    2. If someone standing at the back means discriminating him, does that mean more photos should be taken to “minimise discrimination”? Then the 2 of you will start complaining that SBY is standing too far from Howard and this is considered disregard.

    3. SOMEONE HAS TO STAND AT THE BACK RIGHT? HAVE YOU TWO TAKEN PHOTOS BEFORE?

    Actually, resolving this problem is really easy. Simply place Howard at the far left/right corner at the back row is you really don’t like him. Otherwise, place him beside SBY to show regard for Australia, our close neighbour, and improve bilateral ties. Love thy neighbour. Allah swt.

  28. avatar Aluang Anak Bayang says:
    September 14th, 2007 at 11:34 am

    Re Enigmatic’s post.

    1. That is your own theory.

    2. SBY represents our great nation, and should be standing next to nuclear-armed country leaders like China and the US. See this. We are nuclear capable.

    3. Infact I have many pictures taken, and I was always ushered to the front standing tall.

    If the leaders stand according to their country’s alphabetic order, then there will be no complaint. However Australia is incapable of this foresight.

  29. avatar HeavenlySword says:
    September 14th, 2007 at 12:17 pm

    We may not win with military might but we have the numbers. If we encourage all our hungry peasants to sail south, Australia will have to take them all to meet with UN human right and refugee’s obligation. Say we swamp 100 millions Indonesians on rickety boats south, Australian will be a minority with only 25%.

    Just because SBY was placed on the second row, Jihad is needed.
    Unbelievable.

    Do you have a life though? Do you have a wife and kids? Has the thought to improve the life of your family ever crossed in your mind?

    I’m totally surprised by the way you think about life. Jihad, hatred and rage.
    Why do you think that Indonesia is currently going backward?

  30. avatar Aluang Anak Bayang says:
    September 14th, 2007 at 12:40 pm

    Re,

    Just because SBY was placed on the second row, Jihad is needed.
    Unbelievable.

    If you have read the miracles of quran, you will understand why jihad is needed.

    Do you have a life though? Do you have a wife and kids? Has the thought to improve the life of your family ever crossed in your mind?

    A formed perception of a pribumis. You must be a Cina.

    I’m totally surprised by the way you think about life. Jihad, hatred and rage.

    Jihad is inner struggle. Ask mbak Hassan or Sheikh Cuk.

    Why do you think that Indonesia is currently going backward?

    CIA, Jews and Asian Jews, the US and Wests who can’t bear the success of Islam.

    Peace.

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