Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said the article written by former Malaysian information minister Zainuddin Maidin (Zam) on Indonesia’s third president BJ Habibie, was improper and unethical. 

NONEAccording to Bernama, he said the article could jeopardise the good ties between Indonesia and Malaysia.

"We have worked it out, the foreign minister will take diplomatic notes both here and in Kuala Lumpur,” Susilo was quoted as saying by Antara news agency. 

Susilo's criticisms against Zainuddin was made just a day before he left for Malaysia, where he is expected to engage in bilateral talks on mutual respect and tolerance between the two countries, according to Bernama. 

Zainuddin's article, which appeared on the Dec 10 edition of Utusan Malaysia, mocked PKR de facto leader Anwar for inviting Habibie to deliver a lecture at Universiti Selangor on Dec 6.

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He accused Habibie of allowing western powers to influence him into calling for a referendum on East Timor's independence, which he said led to his short-lived stint as Indonesia's president which lasted 17 months.

Zainuddin said that Habibie had betrayed his country and his race. He said that Anwar, like Habibie, was similarly susceptible to control by foreign powers.

In conclusion, Zainuddin said that the duo were "the dog of imperialism". 

Since the article was published, Utusan had carried reports quoting several experts claiming that Zainuddin's piece will not affect ties with Indonesia.

However, a check today revealed that the article was no longer accessible on Utusan's website.-malaysiakini