Discrimination in Indonesia
University of Phoenix
*This is definitely a religious battle against one culture to another. There are many examples of this conflict actually being acted on. In 1998, there were large riots that came into the roads and raped and killed Chinese* women in the public. These cruel people abused these women aged ranged from 10-55 years old. In some cases they burned the raped women into their own homes to death. After this horrorific act, many *Indonesian* Chinese fled to other countries and left their belongings.
*There are also acts of discrimination in the restrictions of the Chinese people who live in Indonesia*. You have to have a permit in order to worship the religion of Christianity. These permits are not easy by any means to *acquire*. Jobs are scarce as well. Many businesses are owned and operated by the Muslims. With this, it will make it very difficult to get or to maintain a place of work. The Chinese are very good in the business world. I believe they are better than the native *Indonesian*. Having the Chinese better at business also brings more conflicts to the table. The result of this was in 1959. President *Soekarno*approved the law PP 10/1959. This law pushed the Chinese businesses away *from* rural areas and into the urban areas. The police enforced this by force. Resulting into 42,000 slaughters in 1967.
*When all this was going on, many Chinese tried to go back to China. But China didn’t want them either because they weren’t “pure Chinese”. This too* made it hard to get away from this situation. Indonesian Chinese are only about 3 percent of Indonesia’s total population.
*In earlier years Indonesia was an indigenous* Hindu-Buddhist kingdom. Admiral Cheng Ho who is a Chinese brought the religion of Islam to these *indigenous* people. Soon over 80 percent of the population of Indonesia will become Muslim.
*The ways of this discrimination has cause many confrontations with these two...