Why the Other Country Claiming my traditional dance ???

Kuta, Indonesia
August 22, 2009 5:27am CST
yes, I said that because Now Malaysia claim Pendet Dance to be their own. This event not one time like this, Malaysia already claiming and patent several time our (Indonesia) traditional culture; such as 'Reog Ponorogo' , Batik, etc.. (You can see the fact in wikipedia, who is have that culture), Why They doing like that ? Whether Indonesia not patenting the Indonesian culture ? or any reason ? Although International people known the fact, but Malaysia not shy to claimed
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@advokatku (4039)
• Indonesia
26 Aug 09
dont ever malaysia have a sense of shame, they are nation without have sense of shame. Why they claim Indonesia traditional dance is proof that malaysia is a nation without sense of shame
• Kuta, Indonesia
26 Aug 09
Yup, I think They are don't have sense of shame because they feel higher , better about economic than Indonesia. In psychology, that's can call a Megalomania ! (feel bigger, higher and better than the other). and I agree to stop sending TKI to Malaysia.
@cet1987 (209)
• Malaysia
5 Oct 09
and we are agree if our government decide not to bring TKI to Malaysia..
• Kuta, Indonesia
10 Oct 09
I also agree if Indonesia Government not sending TKI again to Malaysia. Especially TKI isn't have skill. I have dream, Only TKI with skill and license can work on foreign country !! If all of TKI know about their rights, so they will not received harassment and violations of human rights.
• Philippines
23 Aug 09
There are more countries claiming some culture dance eventhough that dance is not originated by them, maybe they should claimed it because the time that dance is created or the dance is already boom in their country. before it was be claimed there is a lot of processing needed to be done and the involved countries need of the approval of their ministers. So if That's happen let them be to be with them.
• Kuta, Indonesia
26 Aug 09
you know, Malaysia claimed Pendet dance and shows the dance on discovery channel to promote their tourism. In fact, who are dancing is woman from Bali. People of Malaysia can't dancing of Pendet dance.
@cet1987 (209)
• Malaysia
5 Oct 09
of course Malaysian don't know how to dance Pendet as we are not claiming this dance as our dance. we have our own traditional dance like Mak yong, zapin etc.
• Kuta, Indonesia
10 Oct 09
Then .. why Malaysia Government not showing Malaysia traditional dance in the tourism video promotion at Discovery channel ? Why Malaysia government show the Pendet dance?(Pendet dance is traditional dance from Bali, Indonesia)
@artofreed (130)
• Indonesia
23 Aug 09
It mean that the Pendet Dance from Bali, Reog Ponorogo, Batik, Angklung, Rasa Sayange Song, etc... is very good art or culture... WE MUST PEOUD WITH OUR CULTURE
• Indonesia
23 Aug 09
we must proud !!!!!!
• Kuta, Indonesia
26 Aug 09
Yup, I love Indonesia. and I proud be Indonesian (not Indon, you know!)
@cet1987 (209)
• Malaysia
5 Oct 09
malaysia claim Pendet Dance as their dance? it is not true. the media of indonesia manipulate this issues. oh come on..be fair to others. never heard about this Pendet Dance in Malaysia. The media of indonesia manipulate this issues.
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
22 Aug 09
Well, i guess that happens everywhere, and malaysia is claiming that, because it's a country rich in muslim values too, like indonesia.. THus, they seem it as something right, and ok to do it, since no much ple value tradition now.. However, they are so wrong to be stealing it from your rightful country.. Maybe malaysia is just jealous, as they have nothing to be proud of, only messy states around the country with stupid elections going on.. lol =D
• Kuta, Indonesia
23 Aug 09
you know, this happened not just once, but several times. I thought, Malaysia feel more powerful and strong from Indonesia, so they feel powerful and cocky and haphazard Indonesia recognize property rights.
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• Indonesia
22 Aug 09
Hi Srikandi Sad to hear that.. I wonder what Malaysians will say here.. Just wanna know, maybe there's certain reason, or maybe they feel shy too but they can do nothing? Sometimes I think how can Malaysia claimed that.. It's already clear, they are all Indonesian culture. Seems like we need to patent everything because our neighbor will claim it if we don't patent all of our culture as soon as possible No offense to all Malysians here, I just type my opinion and curiosity of this matter. Since we busy with election, seems like that moment used by irresponsible people to steal our culture and make two country's relationship getting worse. Hope international community know the true fact!
• Kuta, Indonesia
23 Aug 09
Thank for your responses. I am glad and proud read your responses, I hope Malaysia not claim and patenting our culture again. because we will not stay silent if we see our culture be claimed by other parties.
@skywalk (66)
• Indonesia
22 Aug 09
I think Malaysia doesn't have any traditional culture so that's why they steal the nearest malay country's culture. I have been sometimes in Malaysia and i found nothing about their own traditional culture. Although they have, that's not something special and great. Just common culture. I think the patent regulation should be revision. Indonesia has a long story about their culture and Indonesian can prove it. But since the Indonesia government is busy with the election result and crisis, so they don't have any time to pay any attention to protect their national cultures. This is a serious problem. One by one, Indonesian traditional culture is stolen. Hope this problem will be fine soon. Happy mylotting.
• Kuta, Indonesia
23 Aug 09
Yes, I think so. So far is I know, Malaysia is multi-ethnic. In Malaysia have several ethnic with different culture ( But not Indonesian).