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Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Protest Turn Ugly & Unlucky Chinese

Violent scenes are still going in Honiara, the capital city of Solomon Islands. A protest on the result of the nation's general election turn into violence and riots broke out. Unluckily for the Chinese businessmen, their shops in the Chinatown were torn by looters and burned down. This is like the 1998 riots in Jakarta, Indonesia, where some Indonesian Chinese also had to lose their businesses because of looting, but the real reason which made the riots broke out was actually politics. This is an interesting coincident, because those who see opportunities to get free stuffs from a shop during a riot actually occur in many countries. It is not necessary that those people don't like this particular race or something, but it is purely a matter of taking an opportunity and perhaps feeling different (lower) socially & economically from the others make them think looting the riches is okay.

2 comments:

Lili said...

We are one...
kenapa picik sekali yah oknum2 yg melakukannya?

Minarwan said...

Namanya orang lapar dan ada kesempatan untuk ambil brang gratis, di mana-mana juga sama kali yah Mbak. Intinya, kalo kita punya toko dan kebetulan bukan "bangsa" asli setempat, kalau ada kerusuhan kita berpeluang lebih besar menjadi korban, enggak di Indonesia enggak di luar Indonesia, sama saja hehehe...:))