Malaysia cracks down on evil cult

Malaysian authorities have called for an urgent police inquiry into reports of a new cult which dabbles in black magic and recruits teenagers from broken homes.

The existence of the cult was disclosed by Social Development Minister Siti Zaharah Sulaiman.

The minister has described the cult as anti-religion and anti-establishment but says her ministry is yet to identify the people behind it.

She has given no indication of the scale of its membership

(16/07/01, 02:51:25 AEST)