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Myanmar land grab victims turn to black magic
Associated Press ^ | May 24, 2014 1:36 AM EDT | Aye Aye Win

Posted on 05/24/2014 1:26:46 AM PDT by Olog-hai

Victims of land grabs in Myanmar have eagerly tested new-found freedoms by protesting and sending petitions to the president and parliament, to no avail. Now some are turning to old ways: Curses and black magic.

Coffins marked with the names of those who seized property have been set ablaze. In rugged central regions of the country, aggrieved villagers have prayed for mountain gods to unleash their wrath. […]

Land seizures by the military, the government and private companies linked to junta cronies have long been commonplace in this Southeast Asian country, whether for development or the extraction of natural resources. …

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TOPICS: Local News; Religion; Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: blackmagic; burma; landgrabs; myanmar

1 posted on 05/24/2014 1:26:46 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

I wonder if that will work on the BLM?


2 posted on 05/24/2014 5:35:07 AM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: Olog-hai

The only “black magic” that might help them would be lots of “black guns”. There are lots of regimes that need to be changed.


3 posted on 05/24/2014 8:00:44 AM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun control?)
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