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Buddha statue blamed for Tanjungbalai riot

  • Apriadi Gunawan

    The Jakarta Post

Tanjung Balai | Mon, August 15 2016 | 07:16 am

PREMIUM It turns out the roots of a recent riot in Tanjungbalai, North Sumatra, could have been the presence of a Buddha Amitābha statue on top of a temple in the city, since the local Muslim community has been protesting against its presence since it was erected in 2009, but to no avail.

The complaint of a woman against the loudness of the adzan (call to prayer) from a nearby mosque could apparen...