Indonesian students set items on fire as police shoot tear gas in Jakarta on Monday. Photo: AFP

Two Indonesians confess to petrol bomb plot to ‘burn Chinese shops’ and incite looting spree

  • Men give statements on camera saying they were paid to provoke raids on Chinese stores as Indonesia reels from its worst unrest since 1998
  • Police fired tear gas near Jakarta’s parliament building on Monday to break up crowd throwing rocks and fireworks
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Indonesian students set items on fire as police shoot tear gas in Jakarta on Monday. Photo: AFP
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Amy Chew

Amy Chew

Amy Chew is a journalist based in Kuala Lumpur who has covered regime change in Asia and parts of the Middle East, giving her a unique insight into the economic, social and political factors that reshapes society.