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Tanjung Balai riot further fueled by wealth inequality

  • Apriadi Gunawan

    The Jakarta Post

Tanjung Balai, North Sumatra | Wed, August 3 2016 | 09:18 am

PREMIUM Businesspeople of Chinese descent in Tanjung Balai, North Sumatra, have acknowledged the social and economic gap in the community has worsened public hatred and helped fuel the recent riot that saw 12 temples looted and burned down.

Leo Lopulisa, a fisheries businessman, also known as Congwi, said the economic gap between those of Chinese descent and the indigenous people in Tanjung Balai w...