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Indonesian-Chinese protest removal of Buddha statue

  • Apriadi Gunawan

    The Jakarta Post

Medan | Wed, October 20 2010 | 10:59 am

PREMIUM The Indonesian-Chinese community in Tanjung Balai municipality in North Sumatra has protested against the administration’s plan to dismantle a statute of Buddha on top of the Tri Ratna Temple.Mayor Sutrisno Hadi has ordered that the statue be removed, claiming that this was called for by public pressures.However, many suspect his policy is permeated with political motives.For Buddhists, the mayo...