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Riot breaks out in new capital location

  • N. Adri

    The Jakarta Post

Balikpapan, East Kalimantan   /   Fri, October 18 2019   /  01:12 am

A riot was sparked in the location of Indonesia's new capital, in Penajam district in North Penajam Paser regency, East Kalimantan, on Wednesday afternoon after a deadly brawl a week prior.During the riot at Penajam Ferry Port, ticket counters for klotok (traditional wooden boat) and speedboats were damaged. It forced the port management to cease operations for the day.The East Kalimantan Police arrested four people after the brawl on Oct. 9 in which one person was killed and another was injured. The injured party wants further punishment under customary law, in addition to the legal process.The people involved the riot want to enforce customary fines against the alleged perpetrators, based on the customary law of their ethnic group.East Kalimantan Police chief Insp. Gen. Priyo Widyanto said people should trust the law enforcement authorities and also called on people to stop spreading n...