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Published: Thursday March 13, 2014 MYT 5:57:00 PM
Updated: Thursday March 13, 2014 MYT 7:26:27 PM

Missing MH370: Photo of Obama watching bomoh video fake

PETALING JAYA: The photo of the US President Barack Obama supposedly watching a video footage of the infamous Malaysian bomoh (Shaman) who claimed to be able to find the missing Boeing plane is a fake.

Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin tweeted on Thursday that the image was fake and that it has been retouched and showed that the original image was in fact of Obama watching a speech by former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak.

Khairy also said that the "witch doctors" were not hired by the government to locate the missing airplane.

The image, which has been gone viral on social media for the last two days, has been circulating with captions saying "now the country is an international joke" and "Malaysia is now officially the laughing stock of the world."

Opposition leader, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim during a Parliament session, jokingly, said that even Obama must have been amazed with "our stupidity."

"He even had a 1Malaysia tag on him. This is bomoh 1Malaysia," he added.

Following the disappearance of MH370, Bomoh Ibrahim Mat Zin had conducted two ritual sessions in the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, claiming that he is attempting to find the aircraft.

Under criticism from the public, the Selangor Islamic Religious Department (Jais) said that they will arrest bomohs who carry out rituals at the KLIA who refuse to disperse.

Tags / Keywords: Missing plane, MAS, MH370, Obama Fake Image

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