KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysian companies operating in Jakarta are now the targets of anti-Malaysia demonstrators.
The group leading the demonstration, People's Defence of Democracy (Benteng Demokrasi Rakyat-Bendera), had said they would demonstrate outside the CIMB Niaga branch along Jalan Jendral Sudirman and the Petronas petrol station along Jalan Gator Subroto.
"We want to send a message to Malaysians here to pack up their businesses and go home," said Bendera's coordinator Mustar Bona Ventura Manurung.
"Unless the Malaysian government apologise for all the wrongdoings it had committed against Indonesia, we will continue our attacks on all symbols of the Malaysian government."
Mustar also claimed responsibility for the throwing of human faeces at the Malaysian embassy in Jakarta on Monday.
"It was due to uncontrollable rage. What we have thrown is just human faeces.
"It is not as as bad as what the Malaysian government has done to our people.
"Our people in Malaysia have been tortured, killed, hanged and deported. Malaysians also fish in our waters."
On allegations that his group had threatened to detain Malaysians on the streets and shave their heads before sending them back to Malaysia, Mustar did not deny it.
"We are peaceful people and have always been very patient. But if that is what it takes to get the message across, then we will do it."
Mustar, however, gave his assurance that Malaysian students will be spared.
"Our quarrel is with the Malaysian government and the companies linked to the government."
In his last entry in his personal Facebook account posted yesterday, Mustar called for a motorcycle convoy (Pasukan Motor Ganyang Malaysia) to demonstrate at the CIMB Niaga office and the Petronas petrol station at noon yesterday.
However, a Malaysian embassy spokesman said there were no reports of trouble at both these places, although the embassy has been put on alert.
Later yesterday, a group of about 30 motorcyclists, waving Indonesian flags, assembled outside the embassy for about 15 minutes.
The group leader addressed the crowd under the watchful eyes of a heavy Indonesian police presence.
Meanwhile, a spokesman for the Indonesian Embassy in Malaysia played down Bendera's threats.
"No one is giving Bendera much notice as they are a small group with plenty of hot air.
"The authorities there, however, are keeping an eye on the situation," the spokesman said.
The spokesman also said a meeting to discuss bilateral issues has been scheduled between Indonesia Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa and his Malaysian counterpart Datuk Seri Anifah Aman on Sept 6 in Kota Kinabalu.