An Indonesian migrant worker in Kuala Lumpur shows his passport during a late-night immigration raid. Photo: AFP

Inverted flags, illegal migrants: how Malaysia-Indonesia ties took a turn for the worse

Malaysia last month rounded up thousands of undocumented workers, adding fresh animus to a long-running dispute

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An Indonesian migrant worker in Kuala Lumpur shows his passport during a late-night immigration raid. Photo: AFP
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Jeffrey Hutton

Jeffrey Hutton

Jeff is based in Jakarta where he specializes in political, economic and human rights issues. He got his start in the late 1990s in Tokyo where he was a subeditor at the English edition of the Mainichi Shimbun. He went on to join Bloomberg News in Tokyo and then the Australian Financial Review in Sydney. Recently he started satupelangi.org, a website devoted to LGBT issues in Indonesia.