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Published: Thursday March 13, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Thursday March 13, 2014 MYT 10:17:24 AM

Missing MH370: Bomoh back with 'magic carpet' at KLIA

SEPANG: Bomoh Ibrahim Mat Zin was back in the KL International Airport as he had promised for a second session of rituals to help “locate” the missing Malaysia Airlines plane.

Ibrahim, who calls himself Raja Bomoh Sedunia Nujum VIP with the title of Datuk Mahaguru, brought along “zam-zam” water, two coconuts, a “magical” walking stick and a “magic carpet” that served as a “boat” for him and his assistants.

The session that was held at Anjung Tinjau of KLIA attracted a crowd of people.

“The purpose of the rituals is to weaken the bad spirits so the rescuers can find the plane if it indeed had crashed,” he told reporters.

Ibrahim said the symbolic rituals had been used for many generations.

He clarified that he was doing it on his own free will and not on the invitation of any leader.

On Monday, Ibrahim used “binoculars” made of bamboo and a fish trap hook during his first session of rituals.

He had said then that he would be back in two days for the second ritual.

Bernama reported that Ibrahim, who has 50 years of experience as a bomoh, had become popular after offering his service to search for the victims in several major cases such as the Highland Towers tragedy and the Mona Fendy case.

A 25-second video of Ibrahim’s second session has gone viral.

Meanwhile, Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin was not amused by the antics of the bomoh.

“Somebody should arrest those magic carpet bomohs,” he tweeted, adding that he had alerted Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department in charge of Islamic affairs Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom to take action against them.

Jakim, the national department of Islamic development, has also issued a statement that the bomoh’s method contradicts Islamic practices.

Tags / Keywords: Transport Safety, MAS flight, KL, Beijing, missing flight, MH370

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