Cambodian Protesters Turn to Spiritual Warfare

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Cambodian Protesters Turn to Spiritual Warfare

Post by Kung-fu Hillbilly » Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:39 am


By Justin Higginbottom
JUN 25 2018

These curses have hundreds of years of meaning.

Cambodian Prime Minister HE had a message, and it was unambiguous. “Do not burn my photo,” he said. “If you burn my photo, I will follow you home … I will follow you and beat you at home.”

Cambodia’s history with curses, magic and spells predates Buddhism, says Ian Bard, a professor of geography at University of Wisconsin-Madison. But while traditionally rituals were used in village spats and personal vendettas, new types of conflict between local communities on the one hand and politicians and businesses on the other have spawned a whole new avatar of the tradition.

Then there’s the Borei Keila community that splattered a mixture of fish and pig blood, rice wine and ash outside a government building in Phnom Penh after they were kicked off the land in 2012.

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