Category Archives: Religion and beliefs

Bird-droppings – not for local consumption

The Guardian reports that new laws are being implemented in the Maldives to restrict the local publication and distribution of material supposedly offensive to Islam. (Some observers see other motives by the new, increasingly authoritarian government.) When we were contacted … Continue reading

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Sorcery and other forms of healing

Occasionally, Cambodian news media report slayings of traditional healers in the countryside because they were suspected of sorcery. In the most recent instance (April 2014), a man was beaten to death by a mob of fellow villagers. He had practiced … Continue reading

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