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Anti-Indonesian sentiment or Indonesiaphobia refers to negative feelings and hatred towards Indonesia, Indonesians, and Indonesian culture.


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Racial discrimination against Chinese Indonesians had led to several protests in China against Indonesia.[citation needed]


Human rights problem

Amnesty International and Australia government strongly condemned excessive punishment and executions of Chan and Sukumaran.[1][2][3] Australians called for Bali boycott to save Bali Nine.

East Timor problem

Despite the Australian government originally supporting Jakarta's policies, the East Timor issue created anti-Indonesian sentiment throughout the Australian community.[4]

Papua problem

Some Papuans and their supporters opined that Act of Free Choice did not follow New York Agreement. Even though Western New Guinea was previously part of the Dutch East Indies, they considered the governance of Papua and West Papua by Indonesia "illegal" since then. They demand a fresh independence referendum, however, Indonesia oppresses Papuans who demand independence or referendum.[5]


Due to the infamous Indonesia–Malaysia confrontation of 1963, and the following up of cultural and political controversies, there is an anti-Indonesian sentiment spreading among the Malaysian population.[6] In 1963, shortly after Indonesia invaded British Borneo, Malayans went into a series of anti-Indonesian protests.[7]

During the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC second round match between two countries, Indonesian fans' violent reaction after the home team suffered a shock 2–3 loss to rival Malaysia, had led to anti-Indonesian to be stemmed again in the game.[8]

See also


  1. ^ "Indonesia: 'Reprehensible' executions show complete disregard for human rights safeguards". Amnesty International. 28 April 2015. Retrieved 28 March 2017.
  2. ^ "State sanctioned killings in Indonesia: cruel, senseless and abhorrent". Amnesty International. 29 April 2015. Archived from the original on 2 May 2015. Retrieved 29 April 2015.
  3. ^ "Indonesia executes 8 drug smugglers by firing squad". CNN. 28 April 2015. Retrieved 29 April 2015.
  4. ^ Australia and Indonesia
  5. ^ correspondent, Oliver Holmes South-east Asia (June 17, 2016). "Indonesia accused of arresting more than 1,000 in West Papua". The Guardian – via
  6. ^ Clark, Marshall (November 1, 2013). "The Politics of Heritage". Indonesia and the Malay World. 41 (121): 396–417. doi:10.1080/13639811.2013.804979. S2CID 142876886 – via Taylor and Francis+NEJM.
  7. ^ "Kemarahan Sukarno terhadap Malaysia". KOMPASIANA. August 27, 2010.
  8. ^ Afifa, Laila (September 6, 2019). "Indonesia Vs Malaysia 2-3 Ends in Chaos". Tempo.