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Pekanbaru stadium opening postponed

Agence France Presse reported that Indonesia has postponed the Islamic Solidarity Games, due to be held in June, until October. The organisers acted after construction workers closed the main stadium – in Pekanbaru on Sumatra island – in protest at not being paid in full.
AFP reported that organising committee secretary Timbul Thomas Lubis said the games would now be held sometime in October as sub-contractors hired to build the main stadium were angry as they were owed 400 billion rupiah ($41.2 million).

They refuse to open the stadium for the games until they are paid in full,

he said, adding that funds had been prepared so sub-contractors should receive their payment soon.