KUALA LUMPUR: The uncertainty and confusion over the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia airlines MH370, and the anxious wait for answers, are beginning to attract the most unorthodox of well-intentioned support.
Abracadabra: Ibrahim Mat Zin along with his assistants used bamboos as binocular and looked into a fish trap hook to “locate” the missing plane and found it in the land of elves. He also waved the coconuts to set the plane free from there. Pics/AFP
One such ‘helper’ is Ibrahim Mat Zin, more commonly known as Raja Bomoh Sedunia Nujum VIP, who has made headlines after performing spiritual rituals at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). The witch-doctor, or bomoh used bamboos as binocular and looked into a fish trap hook to “locate” the missing plane.
He professed to his audience that the plane was lost on land inhabited by elves. He then returned to KLIA on Wednesday accompanied by other assistants. One shamanist was seen waving two coconuts up and down to “break the barrier in the land of elves” and set the plane free.
The appearance of the bomohs has generated fierce criticism from many netizens; they say the void left by the lack of clear and official explanations has been filled by charlatans, who serve only to amplify the confusion.
The government responded to the shaman by saying that it appreciates citizens’ help as long as it does not contravene Islamic teaching. The plane has been missing now for the six days. — Agencies
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