Close
Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · Insidious Discrimination
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
Packages
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Diving
Golf
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Home
 
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
 
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
 
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

Tel:
++62 361 286 283

Fax:
++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)
1-800-506-8633

U.K. Fax:
++44-20-7000-1235

Australian Fax:
++61-2-94750419

24h:
++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

SITE PATA ASITA
Bali News

Insidious Discrimination

Balinese Diaspora Targeted by Ethnic Violence Outbreaks on Sumbawa Island


Bali News: Insidious Discrimination
Click Image to Enlarge

(1/27/2013)

Widespread civil unrest broke out on Tuesday, January 22, 2013, in Sumbawa Besar on the island of Sumbawa, east of Bali.

According to The Bali Post, by the weekend following the unrest the thousands of people who fled from rioting were beginning to return to their homes from temporary refugee centers on Bali and neighboring hillsides. Gde Supanca, a local resident in Sumbawa, confirmed conditions were beginning to return to normal.

During the day of violent civil unrest, angry crowds attacked businesses and places of worship owned by Balinese living in Sumbawa.

Pura Puseh-Bale Agung – a religious temple at Kayu Village was partially burnt by a Molotov cocktail thrown into the compound.  Damage to the temple, however, was limited when those living near the temple – many of them non-Hindus –responding to extinguish the fire before it could spread.

Stores, local hotel and cars owned by Balinese migrants to Sumbawa, were damaged or destroyed in the rioting that was precipitated by a traffic mishap involving a Balinese policeman and a female university student in Sumbawa Besar. Incorrect rumors suggesting the woman, who died in the accident, was beaten and raped by the policeman spread through the community and helped fuel public unrest.

The provincial government has pledged to repair all structures damaged in the rioting and compensate any belongs or inventory lost to looting or fires.

The chairman of the Indonesia Red Cross (PMI Pusat) and former Indonesian vice-president, Jusuf Kalla, visited Sumbawa on January 26th where he urged families to return to their homes by January 28th and resume their normal lives. At the same time, Kalla called on the police to do all necessary to ensure people feel safe and secure in their homes.

Police in Sumbawa have reportedly made more than 30 arrests of individuals known to have participated in the public unrest.

Related Articles

[Warning Shots on Ethnic Unrest]

[Slow to Anger]


© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to http://www.balidiscovery.com.


 
 
Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!



Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!




or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
Reducing Fatal Snakebites in Indonesia
Indonesia Needs to Develop a Range of Poisonous Snakebite Serum Vaccines
(11/23/2014)
Imprisoned on Appeal
Supreme Court Send Bali Lawyer Rizaldy Wartuty to Prison for Fraud in a Property Deal
(11/23/2014)
Snatch Thieves, Catch Thieve
Police Arrest Two Pickpockets Operating on Poppies Lane II in Kuta, Bali
(11/23/2014)
Prisoners of Paradise
Bali’s Kerobokan Prison Bursting with Inmates While New Prison Construction in Bangli Stuck in Bureaucratic and Funding Delays
(11/23/2014)
Roadside Banditry
Villagers between Selat and Sideman Participating in Collection Illegal Retributions from Passing Trucks
(11/23/2014)
Where to Lunch in Ubud
Too Good Not to Share: Warung Teges, Peliatan, Ubud for Outstanding Nasi Bali
(11/23/2014)
Refusing Treatment Proves Fatal for Arab Tourist
Saudi Arabian Tourist Fall Ill and Dies in Bali
(11/23/2014)
Asia’s Best Street Food in a Single Locale
Too Good Not to Share: Bali Update Editor Discovers that Sarong’s Love Affair with Indonesian Cuisine Continues to Blossom and Bloom
(11/23/2014)
Saved from the Satay Grill
Bali Water Police Rescue 51 Endangered Green Turtles
(11/23/2014)
Man of the People
President Joko Widodo Flies Economy to Attend Son’s Graduation in Singapore
(11/23/2014)
A Dozen Years for Homicide
19 Year-Old Male Prostitute who Killed American Paul Latourell Sentenced to 12 Years Prison
(11/23/2014)
Fire in Ubud
Massive Fire Destroys Clear Café and Five Nearby Homes in Ubud, Bali
(11/23/2014)
All [News]!