Niue Still Infested With Maha-Dummies
File under: Gurubusting, Satscams and Wackadoo Gurus
They still follow an insane (and allegedly wealthy) German lady, they still believe they will one day live off "light energy" instead of plain old food and water, and the Maha Devi Ascension Movement still owes the residents of the Pacific island-nation of Niue close to half a million dollars for supplies and services rendered. Now, the fatherly neighbor nation of New Zealand is telling the government of Niue to throw the bums out:
Foreign Minister Winston Peters earlier this year said that New Zealand "on several occasions made its concerns about the group's bona fides known to the Niue Government".Good luck trying to squeeze 400 grand out of those travel documents.
Mr Peters said Niue was told about the group's past activities in Samoa and warnings were stepped up in late 2006 including via discussions with Premier Young Vivian.
Mr Pihigia previously told said that passports of members of the cult had been seized and they would not be able to leave without settling the debt.