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Malaysia sites hacked after blunder over Indonesian flag

The mistake prompted fury in Indonesia over the weekend and President Joko Widodo demanded an official apology.

Pictures of the upside down Indonesian Flag began circulating online shortly after the guidebook was handed out at the opening of the games in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday.

Indonesia's Youth and Sports Minister Imam Nahrawi tweeted several images , saying it was a "fatal negligence that was very painful".

Mr Widodo said Indonesia wanted an official apology "as it concerns the pride and nationalistic spirit of our Indonesian people", according to reports.

Indonesian netizens also complained online, using the hashtag #ShameOnYouMalaysia, and several noted that the upside down flag resembled Poland's.


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