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Thousands of Dayak tribal people here Saturday gathered in a rally at Palangka Raya’s Besar Roundabout to reject an FPI (Islam Defenders’ Front) presence in the city. A similar demonstration also took place at Cilik Riwut airport against the arrival of FPI founder Habib Rizieq to lead a tablig akbar (mass prayer service) in Palangka Raya.
The Dayak Customary Council meanwhile had sent a letter to the Central Kalimantan police headquarters requesting the latter to ban the opening of an FPI branch in the province. “We are afraid an FPI presence will disturb the local community’s peace because this organization often engages in activity that creates unrest in the community whereas inter-faith relations in Central kalimantan have always been harmonious,” a Council spokesman said.