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Mass hysteria returns

KOTA BARU: Mass hysteria at SMK Pengkalan Chepa 2 has erupted again after more than 30 female and several male students were struck by the “body possession” phenomenon.

In Your Face

Making some sense of mass hysteria

A clinical psychologist weighs in on the mass hysteria affecting some Kota Baru schools.

So Aunty, So What?

The mystery of the pandan ghost

FOR several days early last month, whenever I opened my bedroom door, there was a strong smell of pandan. It was as if someone had crushed a huge bunch of the leaves and left them in my room. Except there was not a single leaf in sight.


Schools in KB still plagued by hysteria

KOTA BARU: Over the past three days, more than 1,000 students of SMK Pengkalan Chepa 2 have been allowed to leave early as a small number of students were still plagued by hysteria.


Schools to isolate hysteria cases

KOTA BARU: Secon­dary schools here which were recently hit by cases of mass hysteria will now isolate students having such attacks, a random check showed.


Ripples of anxiety as hysteria episodes continue

KOTA BARU: All is not well in the schools struck by mass hysteria here with several incidents of students still being "possessed" reported over the past three weeks.


Why does it hurt so much when a celebrity dies?

Why do we grief when a celebrity we love dies? Is the pain even real, when it comes to someone we have never met?


A way of speaking up

From DATUK DR HJH WAZIR JAHAN KARIM, Senior anthropologist and Consultant, Academy of Socio-economic Research and Analysis of Penang


Mass hysteria rife in 70s and 80s

GEORGE TOWN: The mass hysteria outbreak grabbing headlines lately after it struck a few schools in Pengkalan Chepa, Kelantan, is not new.


A case of mind over matter phenomenon

A letter from DR A. SOORIAN, Seremban.