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9 East Timorese held over last month's riots

Straits Times - March 5, 1997

Jakarta – Indonesian police in the East Timorese enclave of Ambeno have arrested nine people over ethnic unrest there last month, which left one migrant dead, The Jakarta Post reported yesterday.

"One of those detained is the one who stabbed Mahmud Abu to death," East Timor Police Chief Colonel Yusuf Muharam said. Mr Abu, a migrant from South Sulawesi, was the only fatality in the Feb 21 riots.

Police were questioning three other people in relation to the riot but their names were not given. – AFP.