In early Oct 2007 a housekeeper in Medan, called Risma, who comes from Palembang, reported her boss Andi (50) to the police, for forcing her to eat pork, while her family watched in terror.
The case excited some passions in Medan, easily understandable for those who have noticed the visceral disgust and loathing that many Muslims have whenever pork appears in view, or when the subject of pork eating or even touching of pork comes up. Abdullah Syah of Majelis Ulama Indonesia (MUI), for example, said anyone who forced a Muslim to eat pork was committing an insult to the whole nation of Islam, and said... "he hoped that Andi would have his head chopped off".
Meanwhile, in early August 2007, further south in Risma’s home town of Palembang, South Sumatra province, an unrelated incident involving accusations that a producer of bakso, meatball soup, fills his meatballs with pork instead
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