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Jakarta Post

Maluku Police name new suspect, take over case

  • M. Azis Tunny

    The Jakarta Post

Ambon   /   Sat, December 13 2008   /  11:44 am

The Central Maluku Police have named Muhammad Patty a third suspect in Tuesday's riot in Masohi, Central Maluku, which resulted in the destruction of dozens of buildings and houses. Police claim Patty's involvement in the riots included burning residents' houses in Letwaru when a clash between two neighborhoods broke out. Welhelmina Holle and Asmara Wasahua were previously named suspects in the incident that resulted in more than five people being injured, 67 houses damaged and a church and a village community hall set on fire. The case is now being handled by Maluku Police, which took over the case Friday. "The investigation into the suspects will be conducted by Maluku Police, and all of them (suspects) are now in Ambon," Maluku Police chief Brig. Gen. Mudji Waluyo said in Ambon on Friday. Mudji said that to restore order in the Masohi reg...