Communal violence powder keg in West Kalimantan

Islamic groups and opportunistic politicians threaten to tip the ethnically mixed and historically volatile region back towards conflict

Jakarta, May 31, 2017 3:51 PM (UTC+8)
A Dayak tribe member holds a traditional mandau sword while wearing traditional clothing adorned with animal skull necklaces as he takes part in an annual festival in Pontianak, West Kalimantan province, on May 20, 2017. Photo: AFP
A Dayak tribe member holds a traditional mandau sword while wearing traditional clothing adorned with animal skull necklaces as he takes part in an annual festival in Pontianak, West Kalimantan province, on May 20, 2017. Photo: AFP
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