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AseanPlus News 02 May 2017 | 11:54 AM

Medan prison enlists 'dukun' to locate escaped inmate

MEDAN: Tanjung Gusta Penitentiary in Medan, North Sumatra, has enlisted the services of a dukun (shaman) to locate a drug convict who escaped from the prison two weeks ago.

Nation 26 Apr 2017 | 12:00 AM

‘Raja Bomoh’ to stop his antics

PETALING JAYA: Self-styled shaman Ibrahim Mat Zin has promised not to conduct his bizarre rituals anymore, saying that he has repented.

Nation 22 Apr 2017 | 8:27 AM

Raja Bomoh released on police bail

KUALA LUMPUR: Ibrahim Mat Zin, also known as Raja Bomoh, has been released on police bail.

Nation 21 Apr 2017 | 3:19 PM

Raja Bomoh detained in Segamat

PETALING JAYA: Police have detained Ibrahim Mat Zin, also known as Raja Bomoh, in Segamat, Johor Friday morning.

Nation 19 Mar 2017 | 8:07 AM

IGP: Raja Bomoh to be summoned by police

MALACCA: Ibrahim Mat Zin, popularly known as “Raja Bomoh Sedunia,” will be summoned to give a statement after police reports were lodged against him, says Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar.

Nation 19 Mar 2017 | 7:05 AM

Jawi and the cops after Raja Bomoh

PETALING JAYA: Religious authorities and the police are looking for Ibrahim Mat Zin, better known as “Raja Bomoh Sedunia,” for allegedly tarnishing the image of Islam.

Nation 19 Mar 2017 | 3:08 AM

Raja Bomoh says he's been protecting Malaysia for 70 years

SINGAPORE: The efforts by a self-styled Bomoh King of the World to find the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 plane and to save Malaysia from a North Korean invasion with coconuts and bamboo cannons have catapulted him into the limelight and raised mocking laughter.

AseanPlus News 04 Mar 2017 | 12:00 AM

Hindu ritual forces Nepali women into exile ‘that time of the month’

SURKHET (Nepal): The small thatched hut in western Nepal has no walls to keep out the cold. Inside is a raised platform where Pabrita Giri sleeps during her period, banished from her home by a centuries-old Hindu ritual.

AseanPlus News 18 Feb 2017 | 12:00 AM

Viets play with fire when it comes to exorcising demons

Tuyen Quang: Deep in a trance and impervious to the heat of burning coals underfoot, lithe young men prance across piles of glowing embers at a ritual fire dance to exorcise spiritual demons and pray for a good harvest.

AseanPlus News 21 Nov 2016 | 12:00 AM

House defends decision to keep black magic illegal

Jakarta: In what could be seen as a promotional line, a man claiming to be “Ki Barong”, Ki is Javanese and usually refers to a man possessing power, wrote on his Facebook wall that he “is the mightiest of all dukun santet (black magic shamans).”