A Malay shaman (bomoh) showed up at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) on Wednesday, Mar. 12, to assist the search and rescue parties by driving away “bad spirits.”
Wearing a lounge suit, Ibrahim Mat Zin, otherwise known as Raja Bomoh Sedunia Nujum VIP, with the title of Datuk Mahaguru, carried out an assisted ritual with “Zam-Zam” water, two coconuts, an “enchanted” walking stick, and carpet.
According to The Malaysia Insider, Ibrahim told reporters witnessing the ritual that, “The purpose of the rituals is to weaken the bad spirits so that the rescuers can find the plane if it indeed had crashed.”
The shaman claimed that his rituals were “time tested,” having being handed down by his ancestors.
Raja Bomoh has 50 years of experience, and became well-known after he offered his services to search for victims in major tragedies.
On Monday, Ibrahim conducted a ritual to predict the fate of the plane.
After he felt pain in his eyes and his vision faded to black, Ibrahim concluded that, “the plane was still in the air, or has crashed into the sea.”