Cult Malaysian comrade jailed for 23 years on charges of sexual assault

  • Aravindan Balakrishnan, also known as Comrade Bala, was jailed for 23 years after being convicted of beating and raping his female followers. For over three decades, his own daughter was denied attending school, even to see a doctor apart from being bullied and beaten back at home. Aged 75, the cult Malaysian leader, commanded a legion of followers who bestowed godly status upon him.