Dear Malaysia, 'stop claiming our culture'
Dear Malaysia, 'stop claiming our culture'Many Indonesians angered by Malaysia's alleged appropriation of cultural traditions.
Indonesian women dance [AP]
Indonesians are criticising the Malaysian government for claiming two Indonesian cultural traditions as its own. North Sumatra’s Tortor dance and the Gordang Sambilan drums will be added to the Malaysian National Heritage Law, according to Minister of Information, Communications and Culture Rais Yatim. The two countries are known to have a history of political, economic, and cultural friction. Indonesians took to Twitter and YouTube to react to the news, and some politicians are asking Malaysia for an explanation.