1950s - maluku (moluccas) declares independence from indonesia and fights an unsuccessful separatist war 1962 - western new guinea, or west papua, held by the netherlands, is placed under un administration and subsequently occupied by indonesian forces opposition to indonesian rule erupts. The maluku islands formed a single province from indonesian independence until 1999, when it was split into two provinces a new province, north maluku, incorporates the area between morotai and sula, with the arc of islands from buru and seram to wetar remaining within the existing maluku province. This paper seeks to examine some of the perceptions and attitudes developed by muslims in relation to the social conflict of maluku this paper argues that there were no single views among muslims with regard to the conflict. Journalism and conflict in indonesia: from reporting in light of the violent conflict in maluku that began in january 1999, and by march 2001. Leave maluku (october) 2004 fourth wave of conflict triggered by spoilers (april) 2005-io peace and gradual dissolution of no-go zones 20 i 1 some violence in ambon (september) 3 maluku anomie to reconciliation john braithwaite the first wave of muslim-christian violence in the province of maluku in eastern indonesia broke out in 1999.
Chronology of events of recent conflict in maluku an argument between a christian passenger and muslim bus driver on january 19, . Information on ambon and maluku, indonesia relating to the current religious conflict - maps, photos, statistics, articles. The maluku islands sectarian conflict was a period of ethno-political conflict along religious lines, which spanned the indonesian islands that compose the maluku archipelago, with particularly serious disturbances in ambon and halmahera islands.
This article is a comparative study of three of indonesia’s communal conflicts – ambon (in maluku province), poso (in central sulawesi province), and sambas (in west kalimantan province) – which the literature on post-suharto violence has either looked at separately or referred to only in passing in the analysis of the broader transition dynamics. However, among these conflicts the one in maluku province — perhaps the most severe of the five — has been relatively understudied with religious violence and conciliation in indonesia, sumanto al qurtuby has done an excellent job of helping to fill that gap indeed, he has written one of the best studies of the maluku conflict. Abstract in this chapter, i examine the situation in maluku during indonesia’s democratic transition, to explore how the dynamics of securitization and desecuritization occurred in the face of the communal conflict, which escalated into widespread religious violence and was the largest communal violence in the history of independent indonesia.
Indeed, he has written one of the best studies of the maluku conflict by synthesising previous literature and adding new insights from his own extensive fieldwork among both muslims and christians in maluku, al qurtuby provides a detailed account of the origins, distinctive evolution and resolution of the conflict. The maluku islands differ from other areas in indonesia they contain some of the country's smallest islands, coral island reefs scattered through some of the deepest seas in the world, and no large islands such as java or sumatra. Against the background of the 1998–2000 crises in indonesia, maluku, one of its provinces, has endured its own internal conflicts between 1999 and 2004 these double crises – those affecting indonesia as a whole and those restricted just to maluku – mean that the impact of maluku’s conflict on its economy is hard to identify empirically. Ambon may refer to: places ambon island , an island in indonesia ambon, maluku , a city on ambon island, maluku sectarian conflict topic. The 1999-2003 inter-communal conflict the situation in much of maluku became highly unpredictable when religious-nuance conflict erupted in the maluku islands .
Maluku before the violence b conflict spreads to north maluku, august 1999 indonesia: overcoming murder and chaos in maluku. Horizontal conflict among maluku’s various ethnic and religious groups can be seen as both a legacy of its colonial history and an irony of its uneasy integration into the modern indonesian unitary state sectarian conflict in maluku first surfaced in the 1650s, as european influence began changing the ethnic and religious mix of the islands. Pdf | the collapse of suharto’s new order is a starting point of the quest of religious identity for indonesian muslims a lot of radical groups are founded under the umbrella of liberty and democracy.
Ambon was a center of christian missionary activity, and ambon and the surrounding islands have many christians as well as the muslims that predominate in most of indonesia conflicts since independence edit in 1950 ambon was the center of an uprising against indonesian rule, caused by the rebellion of republic of the south moluccas. Maluku has in fact had a local muslim governor since 1992, when jakarta appointed akib latuconsina, another member of the extended latuconsina clan, to the peak provincial job akib latuconsina’s chief rival in 1992 was freddy latumahina, a golkar national parliamentarian and senior party functionary, and a christian. Ambon: ambon, island and (sulawesi), and an influx of christians fleeing conflict in other parts of central maluku, such as ceram, buru, and sula islands. Free online library: lessons from indonesia's maluku conflict by daily news egypt (egypt) news, opinion and commentary general interest christian-muslim relations christianity and other religions islam.
Indonesia: conflict intensifies in west there is a parallel here with the protracted religious conflict in nearby maluku in which army elements loyal to former . Conflict during the first eighteen months partly because they were hamstrung by the indonesia: the search for peace in maluku , the indonesia 8 in , 8, , . Both moluccan conflict and peacebuilding were multi-sited, developed different dynamics in different areas and localities, and involved a multitude of actors at various levels.