Indonesia's flourishing black magic

Many seek help from witch doctors to redress problems and fulfil dreams.

    Black magic has been big business for years in Indonesia.

    People seek help of witch doctors to fulfil their goals and dreams and remedy their problems - be it personal, financial or political.

    But now there is growing fear that sorcery has gone out of control and some believe the government should regulate it.

    Al Jazeera's Step Vaessen reports from Jakarta, Indonesia's capital, where she met Ki Joko Bodo, the most successful witch doctor in the country.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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