Indonesian angry workers riot against rude Indian supervisor in Batam

19:50, April 22, 2010      

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Thousands of Indonesian workers of PT Drydock World Graha company factory workers ran a riot on Thursday at the shipping company's dockyard at Tanjung Uncang in Batam, Riau Islands province, the Jakarta Post reported.

They had made two Indian workers seriously injured, dozens of vehicles and other facilities set alight, and a storage warehouse destroyed.

The riot began after an Indian supervisor said that Indonesians were "stupid" while berating an Indonesian worker for making a mistake, a witness said, adding that the humiliating statement was frequently uttered by the Indian supervisor to his subordinates.

Local police had evacuated at least 45 Indian workers of the company with a patrol boat to local police headquarters.

Source: Xinhua


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