Ryan Dagur, Jakarta – At least six people were killed and thousands forced to flee during clashes between two indigenous groups in Indonesia's Papua province sparked by allegations of w
Social & Communal Conflicts
October 6, 2021
October 4, 2021
Andita Rahma, Jakarta – A riot broke out in Yahukimo of Papua on Sunday, October 3, killing six residents and leaving 41 others injured.
September 13, 2020
Antara, Jakarta – Some 16 native Papuans suffered arrow wounds in a tribal clash erupting in Jayawijaya District's area, Papua, on Thursday and Friday, but a public hospital's local doc
March 6, 2020
Four app-based motorcycle taxi drivers, locally known as ojol, were reportedly wounded from what appear to be gunshots in Yogyakarta, as escalating tensions between drivers and a group
October 19, 2019
October 18, 2019
Jakarta – A clash between two Indonesian communities reignited near the site of the country's planned new capital, police said on Thursday, with rioters burning down scores of houses,
August 20, 2019
Ivany Atina Arbi, Jakarta – Families affected by the 1999 communal conflict in Maluku are entitled to receive compensation worth around Rp 3.9 trillion (US$273.3 million) in total, aft
June 10, 2019
Andita Rahma & Rosniawanti Fikri, Jakarta – Southeast Sulawesi Police arrested 82 suspected perpetrators of the clash between villagers of Gunung Jaya and Sampuabalo, Buton, Southe
June 6, 2019
Jakarta – More than 700 residents of Gunung Jaya village in Siotapina subdistrict in Buton, Southeast Sulawesi were forced to leave their homes to nearby Laburunci village on Wednesday
November 7, 2016
Hotli Simanjuntak, Ruslan Sangadji, and Djemi Amnifu, Lhokseumawe/Palu/Kupang – Local authorities in several regions have stepped up security measures to prevent conflicts or violence following the
October 7, 2016
Paulina Quintao – Alumni from the Timor-Leste Youth Parliament (ATLYP) are raising awareness about conflict resolution to high school students.
August 2, 2016
Jayapura – Military and police personnel totaling 800 have been deployed to Timika, Papua, to secure the region after a tribal conflict in Kwamki Narama district on Sunday.
August 1, 2016
Clashes in the remote Papua province of Indonesia on the weekend have left three people killed and dozens injured, along with 25 houses burned down.
April 25, 2016
Edo Karensa & Robert Isidorus, Jakarta/Tolikara – A clash over village fund disbursement has left two dead and at least 96 homes damaged in the Tolikara district, Papua, this month.
October 27, 2014
Martinha Gusmao – National Director for Conflict Prevention Lidia Lopes says co-operation between Community Police (POLKOM) and local leaders is necessary to eliminate conflict in neigh
March 12, 2014
Banjir Ambarita, Jayapura – Two Papuans from the Moni tribe were shot dead by the National Police's Mobile Brigade (Brimob) on Tuesday during a clash with police in Jayanti, Timika.
Nethy Dharma Somba, Jayapura – Three more people were killed in communal tribal clashes in Timika, the capital of Mimika regency in Papua, on Tuesday, raising the death toll to seven in
February 12, 2014
Nethy Dharma Somba, Jayapura – A bloody clash between two groups in Timika, Papua, has claimed one life and severely injured 28 others. The clash lasted two days.
January 3, 2014
Erwin Sihombing – When a child was killed and six buildings razed to the ground on Monday in West Manokwari district in the province of West Papua, in a clash between neighboring commu
August 19, 2013
The Dili District Police Commander Pedro Belo said the police will carry out stronger operations in neighbourhoods that are at risk of conflict within Dili.
July 29, 2013
Timorese National Police (PNTL) Deputy Commander, Afonso de Jesus, has acknowledged that the police force has failed in its conflict prevention plans and this has left the impression th
July 27, 2013
The so-called "martial arts" groups in East Timor continue to wreak havoc in the community despite purported efforts by the government of Xanana Gusmao to reign in the violence.
July 6, 2013
Martial arts gang have virtually taken control of the streets during the night in several parts of Dili and District locations, causing havoc and unrest, with police proving a little ba
June 7, 2013
Dili – 'Tara bandu', a traditional form of conflict resolution, can play a bigger role in mitigating conflict in Timor-Leste at the community level, local leaders and experts say.
January 30, 2013
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January 29, 2013
Ina Parlina, Jakarta – Concerned by the increasing number of communal conflicts throughout the country, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono issued on Monday Presidential Instruction No.
January 28, 2013
Spiritual leaders say that religious-based clashes in Sumbawa, West Nusa Tenggara, have highlighted the inability of the government to address the root causes of conflicts that have pl
January 8, 2013
Bagus BT Saragih, Bogor, West Java – The government has warned against escalating tensions this year with violent, communal conflicts remaining the primary source of security disturban
December 19, 2012
Hotli Simanjuntak, Banda Aceh – Allegations of widespread proselytizing by Christian missionaries and the presence of illegal churches have prompted the Banda Aceh municipal administrat
Bambang Muryanto, Yogyakarta – Research has indicated that the violent actions of a local elite in Maluku to gain political and economic benefits after the signing of the Malino Declara
December 11, 2012
Jakarta – A law that was specifically designed to handle social conflict across the country is considered ineffective as the legislation does not touch any of the potential root issues
November 17, 2012
Rangga Prakoso & Rizky Amelia – Analysts have blamed the recent string of terrorism-related violence in Central Sulawesi's Poso district on the government's failure to solve underly
November 13, 2012
After a peace pact in 2001 that ended three years of bloody sectarian conflict in Poso, Central Sulawesi, extremists linked to and directed by al-Qaeda affiliated Jamaah Islamiyah (JI)
After a period of relative peace, Poso, Central Sulawesi, was again rocked by a series of incidents that have occurred in the past three months.
Bagus BT Saragih and Ruslan Sangadji, Jakarta – The police and military personnel combed Maros regency in South Sulawesi on Monday for two individuals implicated in an incident on Sunda
November 6, 2012
Dessy Sagita & Ezra Sihite – The government has welcomed a peace deal between rival ethnic communities in Lampung, where long-simmering tensions boiled over into violent clashes las
November 1, 2012
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October 31, 2012
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October 23, 2012
Ruslan Sangadji and Bagus BT Saragih, Jakarta – A church was set ablaze while a sophisticated explosive device struck a traffic police post in Poso regency, Central Sulawesi, early on M
October 10, 2012
Farouk Arnaz & John Lory – Twin explosions rocked the restive district of Poso, Central Sulawesi, on Tuesday as the region's ongoing sectarian violence continued.
June 5, 2012
Ruslan Sangadji, Palu – Communal clashes and cyclical violence have long been an unfortunate feature in many areas of Central Sulawesi.
April 12, 2012
April 9, 2012
Jakarta – A coalition of NGOs called on the House of Representatives and the executive not to endorse the social conflict management bill, fearing that it would give the Indonesian Mili
March 8, 2012
Tensions boiled over again in Central Maluku on Wednesday, where the latest in a series of bloody clashes between neighboring villages ended with one dead and four injured.
January 25, 2012
At least 83 homes were torched or destroyed on Tuesday afternoon during a clash in South Lampung that stemmed from a petty squabble over a parking fee.
January 4, 2012
Zaky Pawas – Police have arrested 18 men following a fresh clash between two organizations with a long history of hostility, the Betawi Rempug Forum and the Pancasila Youth, police said
December 14, 2011
Ambon, Maluku – A flare-up of violence in the restive city of Ambon on Monday night left dozens of people injured and several homes badly damaged.
December 5, 2011
A member of the Jayapura police who was attacked by an unidentified group in Jayapura, Papua, died on Monday morning.
November 8, 2011
Camelia Pasandaran, Ronna Nirmala & Ulma Haryanto – A spate of violent incidents that led to two deaths during the weekend was partly caused by weak law enforcement, a sociologist s