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Nation 05 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

'Prince of darkness' Murder trial told of strange behaviour in palace

The Raja di-Hilir Perak liked being surrounded by darkness before a bomoh summoned a supernatural being from his palace, the High Court heard during the Hasleza Ishak murder trial Friday.

Lifestyle 05 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Lure of mystic cures

In Indonesia, people go to the dukun for relief despite the Islamic authorities#8217; objections to flirtation with superstition or practices from older religions, writes CHRIS BRUMMITT.

Lifestyle 29 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Nerds' revenge fantasy

Harry Potter is a bookish nerd#8217;s revenge fantasy; review by JIT MURAD.

Lifestyle 03 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

No black or white

Writes Wizard of Kuala Lumpur.

Lifestyle 22 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Pawn in a game

SHARIL DEWA goes through the latest reads on the bookshelves.

Lifestyle 07 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Selling pua to the world

TO the uninitiated, it looks like a ragged piece of cloth. But to Sarawakian art collector Edric Ong, the I>pua kumbu /I>is proof that a delightful folk tale passed down through many generations of Ibans is rooted in truth.

Lifestyle 23 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Spiritual folk

The orang asli of Malaysia believe in shamanism, an animistic religion.

Lifestyle 22 May 2004 | 12:00 AM

Bali beckons

A holiday is like a piece of chocolate that you nibble on to make it last as long as possible. But SONJA MUSTAFFA gobbled mine down with a recent trip to Bali, Indonesia at the invitation of Garuda Indonesia and Hard Rock Hotel, Bali because it was so good.

Lifestyle 23 May 2004 | 12:00 AM

Malay myths and magic made visual

LI-EN CHONG traces an artist#8217;s attempts to document, visually, the Malay spiritual world.

Other Sport 07 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

Witch doctors call on spirits to bring luck to teams

Eight witch doctors from across the continent called on the spirits to bring luck to the dozen teams in the Copa America on Monday, a day before the South American tournament opener.