Since it’s April Fools Day one might mistake this story for a joke, but here it is from AAP, with thanks to Looney Tunes.
Australia’s embassy in Jakarta has been alerted to prepare for a possible backlash following the publication in an Australian newspaper of a cartoon depicting the Indonesian president as a dog copulating with a Papuan.
Foreign Minister Alexander Downer on Saturday condemned the cartoon in The Weekend Australian as tasteless and offensive, declaring the government did not condone it in any way.
The cartoon is an apparent tit-for-tat response to a cartoon published this week in an Indonesian newspaper depicting Mr Downer and Prime Minister John Howard as copulating dingoes.
“The government is aware that this cartoon is likely to cause significant offence to people in Indonesia and we would wish to disassociate the government completely from this tasteless cartoon,” Mr Downer told reporters in Adelaide.
“We have been in communication with our embassy. They have concerns that there will be a negative reaction by the Indonesians to material like this which is extremely offensive.”…