Why do some cars have the indicator stalk on the opposite side of the steering wheel?

In your opinion, which is the ‘opposite side’? For me, and most of the Australian population, that would be the left-hand side.

source: caradvice.com.au
  • Fuel tank filling on the passenger side
  • Handbrake remains left of centre
  • In-built radio volume control closest to passenger
  • Driver footwell smaller than passenger’s
  • Manual gear pattern favours LHD

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