PETALING JAYA: Police have detained Ibrahim Mat Zin (pic), also known as Raja Bomoh, in Segamat, Johor Friday morning.
A news portal reported that the controversial shaman was arrested at a hotel at 2.30am. It is learnt that Ibrahim was taken to Bukit Aman for questioning.
Ibrahim had earlier been summoned by the police and Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) after he resurfaced to conduct his signature ritual to "protect" Malaysia from North Korea after the assassination of Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kin Jong-un.
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar had said the police would summon him under Section 111 of the Criminal Procedure Code and would track him down if he did not comply.
Khalid said Ibrahim's acts had brought shame to the country and were against the tenets of religion, adding that a slew of police reports had been made against him.
Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Dr Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki also said that the Federal Territories Islamic Religious Department (Jawi) and the police have been looking for Ibrahim since March 13.