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Superstition plagues Batak community

  • Apriadi Gunawan

    The Jakarta Post

Medan | Fri, June 18 2010 | 08:52 am
Superstition plagues  Batak community

PREMIUM To this day, Parluhutan Pak Pak still can’t understand why his parents kicked out him of their home in Medan two years ago. Spirituality prevails: Batak members hold Tugu Raja Sionang Pardede, a ceremony to collect the bones of Raja Sionang Pardede’s ancestors, in Pematang Siantar. Courtesy Maruli Tua PardedeHe also found it hard to swallow the bitter truth his parents only shared with him rec...