A Vatican official in Timor-Leste has told the government and the Church not to exclude but embrace martial arts groups, whose activities were banned in the Catholic-majority nation fol
Social & Communal Conflicts
November 20, 2023
July 4, 2023
Nabire, Jubi – The body of Yalingga Jikwa, one of the victims of the conflict between residents in Topo, was found in Nabire Regency, Central Papua Province, on June 29, 2023.
June 13, 2023
Nabire, Jubi – Meepago Regional Customary Council (DAW) has declared that the recent conflict occuring in Uwapa District's Topo, Nabire Regency, as not being a tribal war.
June 12, 2023
Nabire, Jubi – Otto Gobay, the spokesperson for the Puncak and Puncak Jaya Association (Anlabepuja) expressed his desire for a swift resolution to the recent conflict between residents
June 8, 2023
Ade Ridwan Yandwiputra, Antara, Jakarta – The Papua Police Chief Sr.
March 29, 2023
Apriadi Gunawan, Medan – A 48-year-old man was burned to death in Langkat, North Sumatra, on Monday night after threatening local residents with a parang.
December 27, 2022
Christ Belseran, Central Halmahera, North Maluku – Police have deployed personnel to Central Weda district in Central Halmahera, North Maluku, following a clash between youth groups tha
December 15, 2022
Jayapura, Jubi – Spokesperson for the Papua Peace Network (JDP) Cristian Yan Warinussy said he was concerned about the arson of 53 kiosks in Waghete Market, Deiyai Regency, Central Papu
November 18, 2022
Jayapura, Jubi – The Papua Office of the National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM Papua) on Thursday, November 17, 2022, announced the results of its investigation on the clashes
July 7, 2022
Jayapura, Jubi – The Papua Police sent a platoon of troops from the Dogiyai Police to Paniai Regency to anticipate further riots following the death of a tribal chief, who was shot duri
May 30, 2022
Jayapura, Jubi TV – The Papuan office of the National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM Papua) has formed a team to investigate the alleged arson in Dogiyai Regency last Monday, Ma
May 25, 2022
UCA News reporter, Jakarta – Church activists in Indonesia are calling for a transparent investigation into a series of arson attacks targeting homes and other buildings in Papua provin
May 23, 2022
Antara, Jakarta – Over a dozen of houses, and kiosks located in the Dogiyai Regency in Papua went ablaze after being intentionally burned by unknown people on Sunday evening, May 22.
January 30, 2022
Sorong, West Papua – Eleven people have been arrested after a deadly clash at a nightclub in West Papua, police said on Saturday.
January 25, 2022
Jakarta – At least 18 people were killed during clashes between two groups at a night club in the town of Sorong in Indonesia's West Papua province, with most dying after the venue caug
January 10, 2022
Antara, Jakarta – The Indonesian Armed Forces, TNI, has sent two company-level units (SSK) from Kodim 1702 and Yonif 756/WMS to assist the Jayawijaya Police, to reduce clashes between r
October 6, 2021
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
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
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
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.
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
Ina Parlina and Margareth S.
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
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
Hotli Simanjuntak, Banda Aceh – Allegations of widespread proselytizing by Christian missionaries and the presence of illegal churches have prompted the Banda Aceh municipal administrat
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 period of relative peace, Poso, Central Sulawesi, was again rocked by a series of incidents that have occurred in the past three months.
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)