A mask among other paraphernalia used by Indonesian faith healer Ki Raksa Manggala, who operates from a dark basement in Jakarta. Photo: AFP

Sex, murder, fraud: sham Indonesian cults in the spotlight after scandals

In recent times in Indonesia, the deep-rooted belief in the occult has taken a dark turn with several cases of cult leaders facing allegations ranging from murder to fraud and sexual assault

A mask among other paraphernalia used by Indonesian faith healer Ki Raksa Manggala, who operates from a dark basement in Jakarta. Photo: AFP
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