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Baihajar Tualeka: Ex bomb-maker who campaigns for peace

  • Iman Mahditama

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Wed, November 14 2012 | 11:59 am

PREMIUM In the wide spectrum between war and peace, Baihajar Tualeka has tasted life at both extremes.

Years ago, during the tumultuous times of the sectarian conflict in Maluku in the late 1990s when violence broke out between Muslims and Christians in the province, Bai — as the 38-year-old Muslim is affectionately called — used to help men make Molotov cocktails and slingshots.

It was...