After a riot in Batam island (where I often play golf) in which buildings and dozens of cars were destroyed, people injured and executives of a boat company beseiged by a mob of 5,000 angry Indonesians workers that required 400 riot police to quell, the local cops are about the charge Indian expatriate who called the Indonesian workers "stupid" and set whole thing off. He is accused of "emnity" towards Indonesia , a charge that that could bring a
What I find interesting is that Police called the Indian executive the "mastermind" of the riot.
He certainly was not the person who organised and controlled the rioters, so who could be called the mastermind? He may have instigated the riot by with his stupid remark (pun intended) but he was not the one who did the physical damage.
Meanwhile most of the violent rioters look like they are going to get away with destroying the company's property, attacking the other uninvolved execs injuring some of them, and smashing the faith of foreigners thinking of either investing in Indonesia or even playing golf there.
Surely the police have got this arse-about. A snide remark means jail, but rampaging violence and putting people in fear of their lives and having to escape out the back to some boats that rescued them means "processing" some of them.
Who is being stupid here? Without risking to go to jail next time I ferry over to play whack-fuck, I think people should reconsider whether the remark about being Indonesians being stupid is valid or not.