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Malaysian Islamic board launches probe on bomoh's antics at KLIA

Published on Mar 16, 2014 12:27 AM
 
Ibrahim Mat Zin (centre), a local well-known bomoh (the Malay term for a shaman), holds two coconuts as he performs a ritual to help finding the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 at Kuala Lumpur International Airport March 12, 2014. Trouble is brewing for the bomoh (a witch doctor) who grabs international headlines after his bid to locate the missing Malaysian Airlines jet using coconuts and "magic carpet" at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

SHAH ALAM - Trouble is brewing for the bomoh (a witch doctor) who grabs international headlines after his bid to locate the missing Malaysian Airlines jet using coconuts and "magic carpet" at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).

Selangor Islamic Religious Department (Jais) is investigating the 80-year-old Ibrahim Mat Zin, who calls himself Raja Bomoh Sedunia, or the king of witch doctors in the whole wide world, reported news agency Bernama.

"Jais has received many complaints from the public, including via the web and Facebook, over his antics.

"We are investigating his action under Section 7 (1) of the Selangor Syariah Criminal Enactment," Jais director Ahmad Zaharin was quoted as saying on Saturday.

 
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