MH370 bomoh returns, with a ritual for Kim Jong Nam

Controversial Malaysian bomoh Ibrahim Mat Zin has sparked a media frenzy with yet another ritual. He turned up outside Kuala Lumpur Hospital on Monday and purported to be casting a spell with bamboo "binoculars", to "clear the path" for Mr Kim Jong N
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Controversial Malaysian bomoh Ibrahim Mat Zin has sparked a media frenzy with yet another ritual. He turned up outside Kuala Lumpur Hospital on Monday and purported to be casting a spell with bamboo "binoculars", to "clear the path" for Mr Kim Jong Nam's body, which has lain unclaimed in the city morgue for more than a month. A three-minute video of the shaman conducting a ritual on a beach - supposedly to protect Malaysia from a North Korean nuclear attack - went viral on Sunday. Mr Ibrahim gained notoriety in 2014, when he performed rituals at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport which he said were meant to help locate the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 15, 2017, with the headline 'MH370 bomoh returns, with a ritual for Kim Jong Nam'. Print Edition | Subscribe