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  • ross1948 11:48 on June 1, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , brawl, , , gangsters, , , , MOI, protection rackets, whisky   

    Who’s On Da Booze? Mall Brawl Gangsters “Are An Asset!?!” 

    A most peculiar story in the Jakarta Globe this past weekend, about a brawl in Kelapa Gading, a fairly posh area of North Jakarta, involving the FBR, the Betawi Brotherhood Forum —

    – a dozen arrests after a fight in the parking area of Kelapa Gading’s Mall of Indonesia (MoI), in North Jakarta…a group of FBR members wanted to avenge the beating by staging an attack on the security guards later in the day, carrying weapons such as bows and arrows, catapults, machetes and spears..http://thejakartaglobe.beritasatu.com/news/jakarta/12-arrested-fbr-clashes-kelapa-gading-mall-guards/

    MOI, Kelapa Gading

    The JG delicately describes the FBR as a quasi-militant group known to operate protection rackets in the Greater Jakarta area.


    But readers will be aware that they have had friends in high places in our lovely capital city, including Fauzi Bowo, formerly the Governor, who is now Indonesia’s Ambassador in Berlin.

    Gangsters in Jakarta – Friends and Foes… 

    The FBR are not just a gang that’s frequently involved in violent affray, but also noted for nasty sectarian outbursts too.


    But anyway, the latest…

    “This incident started when an FBR member named Iwan Setiawan was beaten with wooden batons by Kelapa Gading Square security guards on Friday at 3 a.m. because he was asking questions about a piece of advertising that had just been put up by MoI management,” Adj. Sr. Comr. Asep Adi Saputra, deputy chief of the North Jakarta Police, said on Saturday.

    MoI is the Mall of Indonesia – I’ve been there once or twice, lots of pretty cool chicks, mostly of the moneyed variety,  out shopping, so out of my league, sadly.

    One’s initial reaction, of course, is puzzlement and even a smidgin of compassion for poor Iwan. If I asked a mall employee about an ad on their premises, I’d not expect to be duffed up. So what was Iwan’s provocative question?

    ‘Where can I find the cutest frilly underwear for my girl-friend?’ ‘Are there any good discounts on intoxicating beverages this week?’

    Who knows, because the JG certainly doesn’t tell us! But they do have one fascinating sentence!

    Police said they also confiscated a bottle of booze at scene…




    Hundreds of FBR members ran amok in the mall premises after reportedly failing to get a cut from an advertising installation…

    The police also confiscated 40 bows, four spears, 13 slingshots, two billiard balls, 55 marbles and an empty whisky bottle from an FBR post in Sunter…  http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2015/05/30/31-arrested-many-weapons-confiscated-fbr-post-kelapa-gading.html

    So it’s back to that bottle, empty, drained to the last drop…by whom? Maybe the FBR just found it, a discarded empty bottle, and thought it might be handy in a street-fight?


    But no ‘maybe’ about the response of Jakarta administration’s National and Political Unity’s Office – Kesbangpol has decided not to take any steps against the Betawi Brotherhood Forum (FBR)…

    “Disbanding the gang is not that easy because they are an asset. In Kesbangpol’s perspective, all organizations must obey the rules and if [they] violate these rules, they will risk sanctions,” Kesbangpol chief Ratiyono


    Does Governor Ahok agree with that mealy-mouthed definition? A gang of sectarian hoodlums -an ASSET?


    • ahok Ahok


    Ahok has qute rightly, and bravely, demanded that the IslamoNazi thug-gang, the FPI, be outlawed.

    So what’s the diff with this other lout outfit?


    PS. I finally found the FBR’s version of that ‘question’ and in the interests of fairness, here it is.

    One member of FBR named Benediktur denied the allegation. “We do not ask for thug percentages. FBR in North Jakarta’s got a social function. We just asked whether there was permission to install FBR billboards, because the work is right on public roads.” http://news.liputan6.com/read/2242819/ahok-minta-polisi-ungkap-kasus-jatah-preman-fbr-ke-moi

  • ross1948 09:28 on April 12, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Fauzi Bowo, , gangsters, ,   

    Gangsters in Jakarta – Friends and Foes… 



    It’s Sunday morning, I’m newly woken, and it’s bright and beautiful again, just begging me to go out and enjoy another walkabout. Which direction should I take today? 

    However, first a thought or two about another news item I spotted while the ironing was being done yesterday!

    Maybe not the first time I’ve been disappointed by the Jakarta Globe’s coverage of the news, but SURELY they have, if not a correspondent, at least a stringer in Berlin? Their magnate owner is a billionaire, I hear, so the travel budget must be fat!

    If not, they do have telephones in their offices, so they could still have sought a comment from Fauzi Bowo, ex-Governor of Jakarta and currently Indonesia’s Ambassador to Germany.




    His Excellency, after all, was instrumental in inviting the FBR to play a key role in Jakarta’s Sea Games a few years ago…

    Jakarta Governor’s SEA Games ‘Helpers’ Launch Arson Attack on Rival Gang 

    … when the gangster group’s reputation was much the same as it is today.


    Well, this week we read that a brave citizen stood up to a hundred hoodlums, after a traffic incident involving his car and a vehicle containing the alleged leader of the Forum Betawi Rempug.




    The FBR purports to speak for the Betawi, the ‘original’ Jakarta people, who are very much a minority in the capital, but some of whom still think, and act, as if they own the place.

    The majority of Betawi are perfectly normal folk, but the loud-mouth lout element tends to be bigotedly sectarian too, which makes them even more obnoxious. FBR Bigots Threaten Jakarta Church 


    FBR dikaret bivak‘Fauzi with friends


    Fauzi Bowo’s rapport with these brutes was very well documented during his gubernatorial term. Catch up on our previous posts on this outfit here..So I Missed the Gandaria Gang-Fight!  and here…FBR? Fauzi Bowo Ragu? Tidak! Why Won’t Jakarta’s Governor Disown Thug Support? 

    Oh, and on the general subject of gangster activity in Jakarta, don’t miss THIS…

    Right On, Ratna! Activist’s All-Out Attack on IslamoNazis 

    As for the latest incident, no need for me to recount all the details – just read the report in the JG.  http://thejakartaglobe.beritasatu.com/news/lone-gunman-stands-fbr-goon-squad/

    • Garim 11:46 on April 13, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Why you trying to make this all about Fauzi Bowo.
      He was good Jakarta governor, better than Ahok who is arrogant like you.


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