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Our Malaysian police task force handles hundreds or thousands of police reports every day. From cybercrimes to robbery, identity theft to domestic abuse, you name it.
But did you know that they have also been receiving police reports against bomohs
or mediums and even supernatural cases over the years?
reported that the Malaysian police has received 1,172
police reports against bomohs
in 2017. January
was the highest month of the year with 129
The reports were lodged due to blackmail for additional payment from bomoh
s, scams using amulets and prayer items, sexual assault, workmate casting spells and bewitching them, and many more.
Besides reports against bomoh
s, there were also reports by victims claiming to be hypnotised and then robbed. There were more police reports made in regards to these cases; 1,320
reports were filed with the highest number of cases coming in July
Most of the victims who have lodged these reports are unfortunately elderly people.
Being hypnotised or ‘pukau’ isn’t something unheard of in our country, and a lot of unsuspecting victims have fallen prey to this method. Strangers will go up to a victim and hypnotise them, and when they are in a state of trance, their belongings were either be stolen or unwillingly given to the stranger.
Most cases lodged against bomoh
s or for hypnotisation are investigated under Section 420 of the Penal Code for cheating.
But do you know what our abang polis
have to go through while investigating these cases? They are often threatened to be harmed with witchcraft by the bomoh
Yikes! Let's pray that our policemen are protected physically and spiritually.