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Community 06 Aug 2008 | 12:00 AM

Bomoh does spiritual cleansing at school

A spell of hysteria affecting 35 pupils at the SMK Tanjung Lumpur secondary school here came to an end after a bomoh (shaman) carried out a cleansing ceremony on Friday.

World 19 Jul 2008 | 12:00 AM

Indonesia executes 3 people convicted for murder

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia has executed three people convicted for murder, including a mother and a son, an official said on Saturday, the latest in a string of recent executions in the country.

Community 16 Jul 2008 | 12:00 AM

Irish sculptor on a Sarawak mission

Accomplished Irish sculptor Derek Anthony Fitz Simons has a mission in Sarawak - to record all the indigenous people in his works.

Community 26 Apr 2008 | 12:00 AM

Bomohs called in when 13 went hysterical

A SECONDARY school in Bukit Gantang in Taiping ended its session earlier on Thursday when 12 female students and a male student went hysterical.

Community 17 Apr 2007 | 12:00 AM

Hindu New Year celebration a time of cultural experience

The Hindu New Year gathering held at the Kalamandapam in Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur, on Sunday was to bring the community together and create awareness on the many traditional aspects of the auspicious event.

Nation 24 Jan 2007 | 12:00 AM

Thieves prey on villagers’ superstitions

A I>jin kampung/I(village genie) was rumoured to be causing the mysterious disappearance of tombs and fencing at the mausoleum in Setiu.

World 16 Nov 2006 | 12:00 AM

Indonesia city residents told to stay home for Bush

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Authorities said on Thursday they planned to lock down parts of a town near Jakarta that will host U.S. President George W. Bush next week, and warned residents it was better to stay inside their homes during the brief visit.

World 16 Nov 2006 | 12:00 AM

Indonesia city residents told to stay home for Bush

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Authorities said on Thursday they planned to lock down parts of a town near Jakarta that will host U.S. President George W. Bush next week, and warned residents it was better to stay inside their homes during the brief visit.

Community 29 Jul 2006 | 12:00 AM

Of shaman and a forbidden love affair

#8220;CHOOMBA Chi Choomba!!#8221; a shaman and her two apprentices shrieked as they recited magic spells to seek help from spirits above.