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Alqadrie, Syarif Ibrahim, 1999, Konflik etnis di Ambon dan Sambas: suatu tinjauan sosiologis. Antropologi Indonesia, Vol 23 (no. 58): 36-57.

Were the ethnic conflicts in Sambas and Ambon the result of the same set of factors? The author of this article thinks that they were, blaming the ambivalent am·biv·a·lent  
Exhibiting or feeling ambivalence.

am·biva·lent·ly adv.

Adj. 1.
 and unfair treatment meted out Adj. 1. meted out - given out in portions
apportioned, dealt out, doled out, parceled out

distributed - spread out or scattered about or divided up
 by the police and the armed forces, and the subsequent absence of proper and just law enforcement. Feeling pushed into a corner with no way out, the local people, the Malays and Dayaks in Sambas and the Muslim and Christian Moluccans in Ambon, literally took the law into their own hands when the grip of the New Order regime was relaxed. Cultural differences did play a role, but not nearly as cogently co·gent  
Appealing to the intellect or powers of reasoning; convincing: a cogent argument. See Synonyms at valid.

[Latin c
 as the non-cultural factors. The differences between the conflicts in Ambon and Sambas lay in the economic disparity dis·par·i·ty  
n. pl. dis·par·i·ties
1. The condition or fact of being unequal, as in age, rank, or degree; difference: "narrow the economic disparities among regions and industries" 
 in the former and the inequality inequality, in mathematics, statement that a mathematical expression is less than or greater than some other expression; an inequality is not as specific as an equation, but it does contain information about the expressions involved.  in job opportunities and ownership in the latter. Not content with simply identifying causes, in the last part of the article the author suggests three steps by which he feels the problems could be solved (EI, Rosemary Robson-Mckillop).
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Article Type:Brief Article
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Date:Jan 1, 2001
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