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Labour friction, politics stoke anti-Chinese ire in Indonesia

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 05:50

Jakarta Governor Basuki in court over allegations of insulting the Quran. He is grappling with anti-Chinese sentiment mainly politicised by rivals of President Joko's government.


A BITTERLY fought election to govern Indonesia's capital that has fanned religious tensions has also thrown the spotlight on anti-foreign sentiment, as conspiracy theories swirl about an influx of illegal Chinese workers spurring vigilantism.

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