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A Buddhist monk in Batam city island is wanted for pedophilia and kidnapping allegation

A Buddhist monk in Batam city island is wanted for pedophilia and kidnapping allegation

Several underage children are suspected to be victims of sexual harassment committed by a monk at a monastery in Kavling Nongsa, northern part of Batam city island. The Commission for the Protection of Women and Children (KPPAD) Kepri revealed cases of allegations of abuse and exploitation of four children and one adult in Batam. Surprisingly, the suspected actor is a Bhikkhu (Buddhist monk) who serve in the Vihara Purnama Mahayana, Nongsa, Batam city island named; Yo Chu Hi a.k.a.Hendra.

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Gathering event of the Javanese community in Batam city of Riau Islands

Gathering event of the Javanese community in Batam city of Riau Islands

The annual event was first held in 2004, with the aim to preserve the Javanese tradition. This year, the main theme of the event is Bhinneka Tunggal Ika (Unity in Diversity).

Members of Paguyuban Wargo Jowo, also known as Punggowo, arrived in Dataran Engku Putri, Batam Center, Aug. 27 for a gathering event of the Javanese community in Riau Islands. They attended the event in traditional Javanese outfit with blangkoniket, beskap and keris.

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