Police say five men and one woman have been detained on suspicion of accepting payments to carry out contract killings or supplying weapons. Photo: AP

Indonesian police arrest six over assassination plot during Jakarta unrest

  • The suspects are believed to be linked to a plan to kill four state officials and a pollster as part of a broader plot to sow discord in the country
  • Authorities have also revealed further violence against police, while details emerge of religious teachers directing youngsters to take part in the riots
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Police say five men and one woman have been detained on suspicion of accepting payments to carry out contract killings or supplying weapons. Photo: AP
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An empty retail market seen in Jakarta after the riots. Photo: AFP

Indonesia riots: Jakarta traders pick up the pieces as life slowly returns to normal

  • The vice-chairman of a popular textile market estimated traders have lost about US$11.8 million, during a time when shoppers would normally have been out in force stocking up for the Eid ul-Fitr celebration in early June
  • But for some Chinese Indonesians in Jakarta, the fear of being caught up in racially-inspired violence remains
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An empty retail market seen in Jakarta after the riots. Photo: AFP
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