- Jonestown Again?
- The Cult Observer
Vol. 11 No. 2 1994
A blind, crippled leader of a doomsday cult organized a mass
murder-suicide in which he and 52 followers died in northwestern Vietnam, official
newspapers in Hanoi reported last October. The dead were all members of Vietnams
Thai minority group.
Cult leader Ca Van Lieng, who had predicted an apocalyptic flood in
the year 2000, told followers it was time for them to leave the world. Lieng had lost both
eyes and arms in a dynamite accident. (From "53 Thais Die In Vietnam Cult
Murder-Suicide," Associated Press in the San Francisco Chronicle, October 19,