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Study On Elite Configuration In Obi Regency Extension Of North Maluku

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Bakri La Suhu, Abdul Halil Hi. Ibrahim, Rasid Pora, Rahmat Suaib, Raodah M. Djae



Conspiracy, economic interest, elite competition



The research was aimed to find the configuration of an elite in an extension of Obi Islands Regency of South Halmahera - North Maluku; to map on contrastive elites of extension and interest, and of pro-group conflict of Obi Islands Regency extension. The method used in this research is a case study method by qualitative approach. The research method is the purpose to describe, record, analyze and interpret conditions occurred in the field. The research result shows that extension of Obi Islands Regency is boosted by geographical aspect. The extension plan of Obi Islands Regency causes pro and contra between inside and outside elite of Obi Islands. The contrastive elite extension is the Regent of South Halmahera (Muhammad Kasuba). It is caused that the Regent has the economic interest (business entity) in Obi Islands. The interest competition happens to the pro-group extension of the elite in Obi Islands against the elite in Ternate City. The rivalry among pro-group of extension, basically, is competition to get an influence and support from Obi's society and effort to maintain and/or take resource away in Obi Islands after the extension become the rivalry factor of pro–extension elite. The conspiracy happens because of the economic interest in pro-extension elite (Abu Karim La Tara, and Hi, Subur) against with contra-extension elite (Muhammad Kasuba as the Regent). This conspiracy is in terms of defending and securing business entity (economic interest) in Obi Islands' territory. Whereas, the elite configuration happened, in fact, is the collaboration with/between ethnicity and religion aspect. Therefore, the geographical aspect occurred is polarity among Obi elites. Polarized Obi's elites based on region either Obi Islands' territory, Labuha-Bacan and Ternate as well have mounted interest rivalry among the individual elite of Obi existed in North Maluku Province.



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