Tension Down Under: Indonesians Ready To ‘Fight’ Australia After Aussie Prime Minister Adviser’s Porn Tweet

22 November 2013 3:10 AM

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"Apology demanded from Australia by a bloke who looks like a 1970's Pilipino (sic) porn star and has ethics to match," said Textor, who later removed the Tweet.

According to Labor opposition foreign affairs spokesperson Tanya Plibersek, Textor's comment will further inflict more damage on the relationship of Australia and Indonesia. She even asked the Australian prime minister to keep his distance from the issue along with his liberal adviser.

"Frankly I was quite shocked. They're highly inappropriate comments, I'm pleased to be told they've now been taken off the Twitter feed," she told reporters.

Malcolm Fraser, former Australian prime minister, admitted that he was appalled by Textor's comment and even asked Abbot to immediately dismissed his advisor from his duty.

"Clearly he's a close confidant of the Liberal party and it says quite a lot about what they think in those back rooms," she told the ABC via InterAksiyon.

"This sort of tweet will be seen as just further inflaming the situation, particularly because of the close relationship between Mark Textor and the prime minister and the Liberal party in general."

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has already undertaken several policy to show their protest against the Australian Government, including the suspension of military exercises, intelligence exchanges and other cooperation programs in a number of sensitive areas.

Yudhoyono, who already recalled its ambassador from Australia recently, criticized Abbot over the spying scandal. Abbot, on the other hand, already made a statement regarding the latest controversy that rocked his administration.

"I want to express here in this chamber, my deep and sincere regret about the embarrassment to the president and to Indonesia that's been caused by recent media reporting," Mr Abbott said via the Australian.

On Wednesday, thousands of protesters gathered in Yogyakarta and demanded a public apology from the Aussie prime minister. They also showed their deep hate against the Australian government by burning the Australian flag.

''Our people are furious, our country is insulted. Fight Australia,'' chanted dozens of students as they demonstrated at a university campus on Wednesday.

Source: au.ibtimes.com

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