Kuala Lumpur – The recent stunt by the infamous self-styled “Raja Bomoh” (shaman king) Datuk Ibrahim Mat Zin warding off of evil spirits ritual for Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim at the Sungai Buloh prison has been labelled as harmless by the Home Ministry.
Ibrahim was seen at first surveying the “crime scene” using his bamboo binoculars before teeing off limes in a bid to ward off four evil spirits sent by Anwar’s enemies.
“This guy is a joker. I wish I was personally there to take video of this and have a good laugh with my family,” Deputy Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said to The Rakyat Post today when contacted.
In finding the 3.27 minute video amusing, Wan Junaidi added that Ibrahim was seen as harmless.
“As long as he did not cause public disorder, we just have to accept him as adding colour to the country,” Wan Junaidi said.
Ibrahim was also seen placing two coconuts at the entrance of the prison, praying for the Permatang Pauh Member of Parliament’s safety following his imprisonment on Feb 10.
Anwar was sentenced to five years in prison in a highly controversial trial after he was found guilty for sodomising his ex-aide Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan.
“Dear God, protect Anwar and ensure that he is safe from people with malicious intentions.” Ibrahim was heard in the video, praying.
“I was told that there are four ‘hantu raya’ sent for Anwar. I have used four limes to kill them.” he said, adding that he was sent by “certain people”.
Ibrahim became infamous when he performed comedic rituals to determine the fate of passengers on board the still missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.
His antics at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in March last year, using binoculars made of bamboo and a fish trap, had drawn the ire of the public who felt he had caused Malaysia to become a laughing stock. – The Rakyat Post