Two groups of people clashed in the town of Ambon, Maluku Province, killing at least three people and injuring eighty nine others.
Beside that, two cars, four motorcycles and three houses were burned to the ground during said violence.
The Jakarta Globe quoted the spokesman of the National Police Anton Bahrul Alam as saying that the violence was sparked by a traffic accident that caused the death of an Ojek (Motorcycle Taxi) driver i.e Damin Saiman.
However, an sms sent by unknown people saying that Darmin was tortured to death by members of the other group. Word of mouth prompted a violent clash between the two group, one of which includes the family of Darmin.
The spokesman also said that the Police is now investigating who is responsible for the sms, but no arrest has been made so far. The over-all situation in Ambon is stable now.
The above violence show that the relationship among people in Ambon is still fragile whereby they can be provoked to do violence against each other very easily just by the circulation of a mysterious sms.
As a first step, the laws should be enforced very strictly on anyone alleged to be responsible for the violence and must be processed in Court.