You can’t make such stories up:

Indonesian Muslims have been praying in the wrong direction for months, facing Somalia when they should have been facing Saudi Arabia, the country’s highest religious authority said. A cleric from the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) admitted the body made a mistake last March when calculating where Muslims should turn to when praying. He said new instructions had now been issued and that people only had to shift their position for the correct alignment.

I do hope they’ve accounted for the earth’s curvature. They should be praying into the ground to reach Mecca, else their prayers will just be directed at the stratosphere.