Man Sues Shaman Over Ineffective Exorcism

Consumer Claims Tribunal of Johor head Samuel Mut John Brody

Consumer Claims Tribunal of Johor head Samuel Mut John Brody

A 40-year-old man has sued a Malaysian shaman, or bomoh, after the healer claimed the man's 70-year-old father was beset by nine different spirits.  The bomoh charged the man the equivalent of around $20 per exorcism to remove the spirits, but ultimately failed to cure his father.

"So, the family forked out [$178] to the 'bomoh' to get rid of the nine spirits," said Johor tribunal head Samuel Mut John Brody. "The man said his father's condition worsened and he died a few months later."

The family had gone to the tribunal seeking a refund for non-delivery of service, but ultimately the complaint was struck down as it was outside of the tribunal's jurisdiction.

Source: Asia One

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