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Indonesia calls for calm

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AFP) – The Indonesian government Wednesday asked people not to overreact to a gaffe that saw Indonesia’s flag printed upside-down in a Southeast Asian Games commemorative magazine, after protests were staged in several cities.

Protests, burnings of replica Malaysian flags and angry denunciations of the Malaysian government erupted in cities across the archipelago on Tuesday.

Malaysia’s SEA Games organisers sparked outrage in Indonesia when news of the misprint came to light at Saturday’s opening ceremony in Kuala Lumpur.

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