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A federal official in Malaysia warns citizens against posting “selfies” on social media, because the “bomoh” — local shamans — may be using such photos to put hexes on people. “Do not be surprised if the ‘bomoh’ themselves are getting smarter and they may have installed wireless broadband to launch their black magic,” warned Jazannul Azriq Aripin, a CyberSecurity Malaysia communications officer. “So, avoid uploading pictures of yourself to avoid the threat of black magic.” The CyberSecurity Malaysia agency is part of the Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry. (RC/Malay Mail) ...The difference between an “official” and an “expert,” illustrated.
Original Publication Date: 03 April 2016
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