Author: The Malaysian Insider
At least once a month, someone complains to Datuk Michael Chong about being cheated by a practitioner of black magic.
The most recent case happened two weeks ago. A Malay woman asked a bomoh to make her more beautiful, said Chong.
She ended up not only losing her cash but also with bruises all over her body after being beaten with a broomstick and other objects by the medium — ostensibly to rid her of an evil spirit.
Chong, who heads the Malaysian Chinese Association’s public services and complaints department, said such cases were increasing as mediums prey on the fear of those who go to see them.
Chong told The Sunday Times that one victim lost a whopping RM250,000, the largest sum reported thus far.
Therefore, he supports a recent call by Muslim scholars here to outlaw witchcraft in the country.
On Dec 16, respected Muslim scholar Haron Din, who is also a leader of Islamist party Parti Islam SeMalaysia (PAS), said that a law was necessary to curb the use of black magic because many people had been cheated of their money.
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