Home > News > Community
Thursday October 17, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Thursday October 17, 2013 MYT 7:15:28 AM
by r.s.n. murali
This is the first time Thinageswar receive a distress call from terrorised residents to find perpetual solution to the reptile problem.
MALACCA: A Hindu spiritual healer from Kesang Pajak in Jasin near here has been delegated with a “slithery” task after residents in Gapam sought his expertise to help eliminate a venomous King Cobra that is traumatising them.
Scores of residents in Gapam in the Ayer Keroh area have been staying indoors following the emergence of the reptiles at several housing estates.
Desperate residents have been tirelessly attempting to get rid of scaly intruders since early this year but their attempts have failed and they are now looking into alternative means as the situation is getting worse with dozens of reptiles sighted at their homes and even cars.
The spiritual healer, K.M. Thinageswar Sivaachaariyar, a school dropout carved a niche as a leading traditional spiritual healer after scores of foreigners visit him to obtain alternative medicines for tumours and diabetic-related ailments.
This was the first time he received distress call from worried residents to find a perpetual solution to the problem.
The 29-year-old bachelor only completed PMR level but obtained a doctorate after being recognised by Colombo Spiritual Practitioners in
Sri Lanka with a PHD when he carried out a life open-heart surgery using the ancient Ayurvedic method before hundreds of people in 2011.
Since then, he gets a steady stream of visitors who sought his expertise in treating health-related complications at his corner-lot terrace home here, and turning him into the most prosperous Hindu priest in the state.
“I am getting the help of the son of late Snake King Ali Khan Samsuddin to help me on the assignment.” he said when contacted.
The news of the King Cobra at Gapam was first highlighted in The Star in February after state government made effort to relocate the venomous King Cobras.
Malacca Wildlife and National Park Department and Hang Tuah Jaya Municipal Council initiated remedial measures soon after the
intervention from the Malacca exco Datuk Md Yonus Husin but the snake population still continued to increase and recently the reptiles
were reported to be more aggressive due to mating season.
Malacca Tourism Association (MTA) president Madelina Kuah was among the residents who had a close encounter with the venomous snake recently.
Previously, Ayer Keroh state assemblyman Khoo Poay Tiong has said cobras of Naja Sumtrana species inhibit in secondary jungles edging Ayer Keroh.
Naja Sumtrana or Malayan spitting cobra is highly venomous snake but its population in the country is almost going into extinct.
Tags / Keywords:
Southern & Eastern Region, Family & Community, king cobra
Copyright © 1995-2013 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)