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  • A Victim's Account Of Rapes & Murders in May 1998

    Here i post a victim's account for the May tragedy. The original is in Indonesian, and i did the English translation (forgive some awkwardness of it). Spread the word around & let the world know what really happened.

    English Translation :

    Name : Vivian (not real), Sex : Female, Age : 18

    Vivian has a little sister & a brother. She lives in an apartment with her family.

    At 9.15am, a huge crowd had gathered around the apartment. They screamed, "Let's butcher the Chinese!", "Let's eat pigs!", "Let's have party!". We lived on the 7th floor, and we got a call from a family who lived in the 3rd floor that the crowd had reached the 2nd floor. They even chased some occupants upstairs. We were all very frightened. In our fright, we prayed and left everything in god's hands.

    Afterward, we left our room & went upstairs to the topmost floor, as it was impossible to go downstairts. We got to 15th floor , & stayed there with one of our acquintances. Not long afterward, we were surprised because there were some of the crowd coming out of the elavator right before we entered the room. We hurried into the room & locked the door tight. Afterward, we heard them knocked the other rooms' doors loudly, & there were screams from women & girls. The room was filled with fear.

    We realized that they would come to us. So we spread throughout the room & hid in the corners. Inside, we could hear girls, whose age around 10-12, screaming, "Mommy, Mommy....", "Mom....Mom....it hurts....". That time i didn't know what was happening. After about half an hour, the voice diminished, & we had some guts to go out & check. It was indescrible. A lot, some of them girls, young girls lied on the floor, "Oh my God, what has happened ?" Seeing all of this, my little sister, Veny, screamed histarically & hugged his father.

    Tears coming down from my eyes, with out acquintances, a newly-wed couple, we started going downstairs. Reaching the 10th floor, we heard a scream for help. The scream was very clear & we decided to go down & see. But as we turned, we saw a lot of people. I saw a woman in her 20s being raped by 4 men. She tried to fight, but she was held tight .

    Realizing the danger, we ran with our might. But unfortunately, the mob caught Veny (my sister), we tried to rescue her, but we had to give up. There were around 60 of them. They tied us--I, my father, my mother, my sis - Veny, my bro - Doni, Uncle Dodi, Aunt Vera, with ripped sheet. They led us to a room. Uncle asked what they want but they didn't answer.

    They cast an evil savage look. One of them grabbed Veny rudely & dragged her to a sofa. At that time, i knew that she was in danger. I screamed loudly and one of the mob slapped me. My father who also screamed was hit by a wooden block & he fainted. My mom had fainted when they dragged Veny to the sofa. I could only pray & pray that the disaster would not befall us..

    Uncle kept trying to persuade them by offering money, but the effort was fruitless. & in the end they forcedly raped Veny. Not able to stand all of this anymore. I cried & closed my eyes. There were about 5 people who raped Veny, & before beginning, everyone said "Allahu Akbar" (Islamic phrase in Arabic, meaning "GOD IS THE GREATEST"). They were ferocious & brutal.

    Not long afterward, around 9 men came to the room & dragged me. I also had a chance to see them forcing & dragging Aunt Veny. But i fainted instantly & everything was blank.

    I became conscious around 5 or 6 in the evening. My head was in pain & then i realized that i had no clothes on my body. I cried. I was very depressed. I realized that my family were still there & obscurely i saw my father hugged my mother & Doni. I also saw that Uncle Dodi was lying on the floor & Aunt Vera over his body. I felt so weak & fainted again.

    I was in Pluit Hospital the next day morning. My mother & father were beside me. With all the pains on my body, i asked, "where is Veny, Mom ?" I felt a stinging pain as i said those words while my brother (Doni) holding his tears, managed to smile.


    After 4 days in treatment, i was getting better. With a sad look, my father then told me what had happened. After i fainted 7 people raped me. At that time my father still couldn't see well after being hit by the block. They raped me by rolling my body & hits against the wall. Then, my father said to me, "Vin..., Veny has gone".

    I was so confused & cried loudly. "Why, Dad ???" My father didn't answer. He asked me to rest went out of the room. I cried over & over again, feeling my life is worthless now. About 1 week later, i was discharged from the hospital & went home. My father told me everything that had happened.

    When she was raped, Veny kept fighting & so she was slapped many times by the rapist. The last time she fought, Veny spitted on them. One of the rapist was very angry & grabbed a knife and stabbed it into Veny's stomach. Brutally, he did it several times until Veny drew her last breath & blood all over her body.

    After i heard the story, i was so shocked. My father then said that Uncle Doni had the same fate, watched by Aunt Vera who is also a victim of the rape. God....Why should all of this happen ?? Now Aunt Vera is staying in her parents' house in North Jakarta, accompanied by her sister.

    According to Aunt Vera's sister, she is still very shocked until TODAY (6 years later). She also refuses to eat. We (INDONESIAN CHINESE) couldn't ever forget it. No matter what, the mob are uncivilized people who have no sence of huminity.

    Vivian : raped by 7 men
    Vivian's sister (Veny) : raped by 4 men & died
    Vivian's uncle (Uncle Doni) : Died
    Vivian's Aunt (aunt Vera) : raped by up to 7 men
    Vivian's mother : raped by up to 7 men too
    Vivian's father : not sure but still alive
    Vivian's brother (Doni) : not sure but still alive

    Vivian is still living Jakarta now, just graduated from a local university last year. She is getting better now. However all Indonesian Chinese will not ever fully recovered mentally .

    The 1998 riot in Indonesia was actually worse than you thought, the goverment didn't tell the world everything. They said that only about 168 Chinese Women were raped but actually the truth is there were more than 500 Chinese Women were raped in the 1998 riot.

    Vivian is luckier because at least they didn't burn her. The 1998 riot in Indonesia is actually scarrier than 911.


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  • #2
    that is sick!!.....it doesn't say in the Quran that you can go around raping people and killing them and burnning them... i would no as i am also muslim.. its a disgrace to muslims
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    • #3
      Not to take away from any of the victims, but do we really need three threads (at last count) on this topic??

      You also may want to put "graphic pics" or something to that effect in the header as I am sure there are those who do not wish to see thiese photos...
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      • #4
        That reminds me what I read about the Nanking atrocities by Japanese troops in China in 1937.

        Eddie, you might want to make a link to the photo, as not everyone would like to see this photo. It is quite shocking actually.
        Takashi H



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        • #5

          Why do these ppl have such a problem with the Chinese?

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          • #6
            Why do these ppl have such a problem with the Chinese?
            Jealousy? Does that explain it?

            I think because the Chinese Indonesians are rich and the natives are not? From my past travel to Indonesia, the Chinese seems to control the economy. Fearing that the riot will direct towards the Indonesian corrupted officials, they turned a blind eye on the racial riot and as a result the ethnic Chinese had become scapegoats.

            What I don't really understand is, these Chinese were born and live in Indonesia, they don't speak Indonesian. They are just ordinary law abiding citizens and they share common destiny with the natives in the same land. Where is justice? Once they had tasted blood, it is a matter of time when they will strike again.
            Takashi H



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            • #7
              Originally posted by Airbus_A320

              Why do these ppl have such a problem with the Chinese?
              , what a simple question.

              Chinese, a minority etcnic group in Indonesia, represent only 3% (about 6 million) of the population in Indonesia. Chinese is the most powerful economic group controlling about 70% of its private wealth & banking sector.

              Almost all Indonesian Chinese are living in a big house & have a fancy car. So, the reason is very simple > JEALOUSY
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              American Airlines > Always Awful
              PAL - phillippine airlines > Plane Always Late
              BWIA > But Will It Arrives
              CAAC > Crash All Around China / Chinese Airliners Always Crash
              JAL - Japan Airlines > Just Another Loser
              QANTAS > Quick And Nasty Transport Australian Style
              TWA - Trans World Airlines > Terrorist Welcome Aboard / The Worst Airline
              UTA > Unlikely To Arrive
              MAS - Malaysia Airlines > Money And Sex
              SIA - Singapore Airlines > Stupid Idiots Aboard
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              • #8
                Originally posted by J-Bird_MD11
                That reminds me what I read about the Nanking atrocities by Japanese troops in China in 1937.
                Me too but the Japanese nowadays are nicer.

                Eddie, you might want to make a link to the photo, as not everyone would like to see this photo. It is quite shocking actually.
                , sure, the picture looked .... for me too. I just changed it .
                Alitalia > Always Late In Take-off Always Late In Arrival
                American Airlines > Always Awful
                PAL - phillippine airlines > Plane Always Late
                BWIA > But Will It Arrives
                CAAC > Crash All Around China / Chinese Airliners Always Crash
                JAL - Japan Airlines > Just Another Loser
                QANTAS > Quick And Nasty Transport Australian Style
                TWA - Trans World Airlines > Terrorist Welcome Aboard / The Worst Airline
                UTA > Unlikely To Arrive
                MAS - Malaysia Airlines > Money And Sex
                SIA - Singapore Airlines > Stupid Idiots Aboard
                Aufganza mīntīdok orija zuedkaj upps'shaff fīnstrok dīr dcuber sakundar.

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                • #9
                  Its so sad that a bunch of crazy people have hijacked a religion to justify attrocities. Unfortunately there are a lot of people that can't tell the difference between honest Muslims and the 'extremists'. People are insane. I really hate seeing people pick on teh Buddhists too, such a great religion in my opinion. Focuses less on the "this person did this a long time ago" and more on morals and ethics and treating others with respect. Its a shame that people of certain religions dont get along as most religions really have the same beliefs, its just the tiny details that are different.

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                  • #10
                    Focuses less on the "this person did this a long time ago" and more on morals and ethics and treating others with respect. Its a shame that people of certain religions dont get along as most religions really have the same beliefs, its just the tiny details that are different.
                    Tell that to the Christians too, their church does not get along with other churches just because of a tiny bit of difference. They don't seemed to get along with other religions either.
                    Takashi H



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                    • #11
                      Forgot to say that they did burn almost all churches in Jakarta too in the 1998 riot


                      .
                      Alitalia > Always Late In Take-off Always Late In Arrival
                      American Airlines > Always Awful
                      PAL - phillippine airlines > Plane Always Late
                      BWIA > But Will It Arrives
                      CAAC > Crash All Around China / Chinese Airliners Always Crash
                      JAL - Japan Airlines > Just Another Loser
                      QANTAS > Quick And Nasty Transport Australian Style
                      TWA - Trans World Airlines > Terrorist Welcome Aboard / The Worst Airline
                      UTA > Unlikely To Arrive
                      MAS - Malaysia Airlines > Money And Sex
                      SIA - Singapore Airlines > Stupid Idiots Aboard
                      Aufganza mīntīdok orija zuedkaj upps'shaff fīnstrok dīr dcuber sakundar.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by J-Bird_MD11
                        Jealousy? Does that explain it?
                        Correct.

                        I think because the Chinese Indonesians are rich and the natives are not? From my past travel to Indonesia, the Chinese seems to control the economy.
                        Indonesian Chinese is still the most powerful economic group in Indonesia now.

                        What I don't really understand is, these Chinese were born and live in Indonesia, they don't speak Indonesian.
                        What ?? don't speak Indonesian ?? You should say we don't speak Chinese since 30 years ago. All conversations even with our family are done in Bahasa Indonesia.

                        By the way, i really have no idea what are they thinking. We (Indonesian Chinese) are no longer a 'REAL' Chinese now. The men are 'Baba' while the ladies are 'Nyonya' which mean we are mixed. Most of the Indonesian Chinese are only 50% Chinese & 50% Indonesian. Just like some of the Malaysian Chinese, not all of them are 'REAL' Chinese.

                        I heard that Malaysia got a racial riot (anti-Chinese too) in the late 60s, do you guys know about this ?? We got a racial riot in the 60s here too in Indonesia, the worst racial riot in Indonesia is the 1998 riot.
                        Alitalia > Always Late In Take-off Always Late In Arrival
                        American Airlines > Always Awful
                        PAL - phillippine airlines > Plane Always Late
                        BWIA > But Will It Arrives
                        CAAC > Crash All Around China / Chinese Airliners Always Crash
                        JAL - Japan Airlines > Just Another Loser
                        QANTAS > Quick And Nasty Transport Australian Style
                        TWA - Trans World Airlines > Terrorist Welcome Aboard / The Worst Airline
                        UTA > Unlikely To Arrive
                        MAS - Malaysia Airlines > Money And Sex
                        SIA - Singapore Airlines > Stupid Idiots Aboard
                        Aufganza mīntīdok orija zuedkaj upps'shaff fīnstrok dīr dcuber sakundar.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by J-Bird_MD11
                          Tell that to the Christians too, their church does not get along with other churches just because of a tiny bit of difference. They don't seemed to get along with other religions either.
                          Sorry, but the above is simply a very irrational generalization. I'm a member of a very large Protestant church, and I can tell you that we do respect the beliefs of other people. Just because you may believe something different doesn't mean we look upon you with some kind of superiority complex; that doesn't mean we agree with your views, but we respect them. I'm sure you can understand that.

                          I see that you live in Kansai (beautiful airport, by the way ). Christianity on that side of the Pacific is not the religion of the majority I know...if I'm not mistaken, Japan is mainly Shintoist. Perhaps you have had an unpleasant counter with a Christian or a church and carried that with you for a long time. Maybe Christian churches in Japan are somehow different from those in the US.

                          However, just because you may have had a couple bad "run-ins" with Christians in the past, I would strongly encourage you not to let that draw generalizations on the rest of us.

                          /rant

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                          • #14
                            Sorry Aaron if you are offended by my remarks. This is what I experienced when I was studying in the UK about Christians anyway. It was probably some extremist groups.

                            I guess you can say that most Japanese are shintoist and buddhist altogether, but then again we can be atheists too I haven't seen much Christians in Japan, but some groups I heard are extreme indeed.

                            Sorry for the generalization..
                            Takashi H



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                            • #15
                              Well, i have to agree with J-Bird_MD11 here. I'm a Christian myself. I've heard many people bashing (even Christian) each other religion & keep claiming that mine is better, yours is .... .

                              This happens not only in Southeast Asia, but in HK, US too .
                              Alitalia > Always Late In Take-off Always Late In Arrival
                              American Airlines > Always Awful
                              PAL - phillippine airlines > Plane Always Late
                              BWIA > But Will It Arrives
                              CAAC > Crash All Around China / Chinese Airliners Always Crash
                              JAL - Japan Airlines > Just Another Loser
                              QANTAS > Quick And Nasty Transport Australian Style
                              TWA - Trans World Airlines > Terrorist Welcome Aboard / The Worst Airline
                              UTA > Unlikely To Arrive
                              MAS - Malaysia Airlines > Money And Sex
                              SIA - Singapore Airlines > Stupid Idiots Aboard
                              Aufganza mīntīdok orija zuedkaj upps'shaff fīnstrok dīr dcuber sakundar.

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