'Bawang Merah Bawang Putih' is folklore originated from Riau, Sumatra about two siblings who are both beautiful but have opposite personalities, one good and one bad and an unjust stepmother.Spoiler
Let me get this straight. There are two versions of this story. One called 'Bawang Merah
' while another one with an almost same title, 'Bawang Putih
In this version of the story (BMBP), Indonesia is the kind one while Malaysia will be the evil one.
In another version of the story (BPBM) however, it will vice versa where Malaysia is the kind one and Indonesia as the evil one. Just to be fair.THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH HISTORY OR COUNTRIES
I'm only using
's characters to tell about folklore that circulates in the Malay Archipelago.