IPOH: Raja Bomoh Ibrahim Mat Zin says his plan to take on the Deputy Prime Minister in Bagan Datuk is not a “publicity stunt”.
The 68-year-old, who caused a stir with his rituals to locate the still missing Flight MH370 in 2014 and defend the country against a strike from North Korea, said he would contest as an Independent against Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
Claiming to have 25,000 supporters in the constituency, he declared: “With just two coconuts in my hands, I am well-known worldwide. So, I don’t need the fame.”
He said he wanted to help people cope with the rising cost of living.
“Many graduates do not have jobs. So, this is definitely no gimmick on my part as I truly want to help,” he told a press conference yesterday.
Ibrahim, who stepped out of his black Jaguar flanked by bodyguards, pledged to donate his monthly MP allowance to poor students should he win, and also help single mothers and the disabled.
He said there were 27 other members from his Seni Silat Gayung Ghaib Malaysia association who would contest in Pahang, Kelantan, Terengganu and several other states as Independents.
Ibrahim said deputy president Leman Kanaullah planned to take on Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir for the Pangkor state seat.
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