Mob attack leaves car, bike burned in Batam

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Mob attack leaves car, bike burned in Batam

BATAM: The Indonesian Fishermen Association (HNSI) office on Friday was vandalized by a mob that was furious at having been reported to the police for allegedly extorting farmers.

Fifty men in two pickup trucks came to the HNSI Batam office, which is part of the Batam Center, at 1.30 p.m. After failing to locate any officials, the mob raided the three-storey building.

They burn a car and motorcycle parked outside the building.

"They showed up suddenly, yelling and attacking the building. We were scared and fled indoors. I was watching from my home," David, a resident, told The Jakarta Post.

HNSI secretary Firmansyah identified one of the offenders as Yoseph, and said he believed the men were venting their anger over allegations that they extorted money from several farmers at Tanjung Uncang.

"They were not happy at having been reported to the police for extorting money from companies in Batam and the farmers," he said, adding that the attacks resulted in damage worth hundreds of millions. - JP
<span style="font-size: 14pt"><span style="font-weight: bold">Mob attack leaves car, bike burned in Batam</span></span><br /> <br /> BATAM: The Indonesian Fishermen Association (HNSI) office on Friday was vandalized by a mob that was furious at having been reported to the police for allegedly extorting farmers.<br /> <br /> Fifty men in two pickup trucks came to the HNSI Batam office, which is part of the Batam Center, at 1.30 p.m. After failing to locate any officials, the mob raided the three-storey building.<br /> <br /> They burn a car and motorcycle parked outside the building.<br /> <br /> &quot;They showed up suddenly, yelling and attacking the building. We were scared and fled indoors. I was watching from my home,&quot; David, a resident, told The Jakarta Post.<br /> <br /> HNSI secretary Firmansyah identified one of the offenders as Yoseph, and said he believed the men were venting their anger over allegations that they extorted money from several farmers at Tanjung Uncang.<br /> <br /> &quot;They were not happy at having been reported to the police for extorting money from companies in Batam and the farmers,&quot; he said, adding that the attacks resulted in damage worth hundreds of millions. - JP<br />
KuKuKaChu: dangerously too sophisticated
there are "farmers" in batam? where?? and what exactly do they produce???
there are &quot;farmers&quot; in batam? where?? and what exactly do they produce???
KuKuKaChu: dangerously too sophisticated
I think you will find that "farmers" a machine translation of "primary producers". In fact, if you get down the dirt trails of Tj Piayu, Tembesi Valley and Barelang islamnmds, you will see dozens of farmers; of chickens, pineapples, dragon fruit, sawi and kangkong.

It looks like the fishermen were angry at their fishermen's cooperative office for not protecting them against standover thugs. A fisherman's house in P Kasu was badly damaged by thugs a couple of weeks ago.

Like the western media, Indonesian newspapers often get the basis of the story wrong. This is a case in point.
I think you will find that &quot;farmers&quot; a machine translation of &quot;primary producers&quot;. In fact, if you get down the dirt trails of Tj Piayu, Tembesi Valley and Barelang islamnmds, you will see dozens of farmers; of chickens, pineapples, dragon fruit, sawi and kangkong.<br /> <br /> It looks like the fishermen were angry at their fishermen's cooperative office for not protecting them against standover thugs. A fisherman's house in P Kasu was badly damaged by thugs a couple of weeks ago.<br /> <br /> Like the western media, Indonesian newspapers often get the basis of the story wrong. This is a case in point.
thanks for that clarification. i used to work for The Jakarta Post, so it doesn't surprise me that they got the translation wrong.

but more interesting to me is that there is some primary industry happening in Batam. i've been wanting for years to get into some intensive agriculture business, and have been thinking about doing it on Batam due to its proximity to a large market, Singapore.
thanks for that clarification. i used to work for The Jakarta Post, so it doesn't surprise me that they got the translation wrong.<br /> <br /> but more interesting to me is that there is some primary industry happening in Batam. i've been wanting for years to get into some intensive agriculture business, and have been thinking about doing it on Batam due to its proximity to a large market, Singapore.<br />
KuKuKaChu: dangerously too sophisticated
Dragon Fruit seems to be the big one, and chickens, there's swine kicking around too,

Make some kind of hybrid in KukuLabs. A Nagababiyam. All the vitamin C of dragon fruit but with a crisp poultry finish and that swiney after taste that people crave.

Dragon Fruit seems to be the big one, and chickens, there's swine kicking around too,<br /> <br /> Make some kind of hybrid in KukuLabs. A Nagababiyam. All the vitamin C of dragon fruit but with a crisp poultry finish and that swiney after taste that people crave.<br /> <br />
i was thinking less of genetic engineering and more of hydroponics ...
i was thinking less of genetic engineering and more of hydroponics ...
KuKuKaChu: dangerously too sophisticated
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