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After Clash, Security Heightened In Timika  Tapol
 Jul 01, 2011 00:05 PDT 

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The Jakarta Post [website]
Friday, July 1, 2011

After Clash, Security Heightened In Timika

The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

Security was heightened in the town of Kwamki Baru, Timika, on Friday
after two groups of local residents were caught in brawl, putting the
city in fear of further violence.

The two groups used stones and arrows in the fight, which broke out on
Thursday's afternoon, tempointeraktif.com reported Friday.

A number of police officers were seen firing warning shots to disperse
the opposing sides. The brawl also forced police to reroute traffic to
avoiding Jl. Trikora. Most stalls and stores in the neighborhood of
Jl. Trikora were closed.

The strained tensions between two groups was allegedly triggered by an
affair involving the Okto Kelabegme family and Kuk Nebegelen, the wife
of Kemen Obagame.

The Obagame family demanded a fine of Rp 50 million (US$5,850) and
three pigs, based on local traditions, but the Kelabegme family
apparently failed to meet the demand.

[The Obagame family] demanded Rp 50 million, but the other family
only managed to collect Rp 17 million, said a resident, Meno Imbir.

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