Ibrahim Mat Zin, famous shaman called ‘king of the witch doctors’ performs a ritual at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, according to the NY Daily Times. Also reports say he was invited by government officials.
Using props including coconuts, Malaysian witch doctor Ibrahim Mat Zin, center, chants and prays for guidance in finding Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. The display at Kuala Lumpur International Airport made the country look ‘stupid,’ one politician told parliament.
Malaysian officials, already struggling with their public images after a jetliner with 239 people on board went missing, have been further embarrassed after a team of witch doctors performed a ritual at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport to find the missing Boeing 777.
"Can't you see how stupid we look in the eyes of the world?" Datuk Seri Anwar, the country's opposition leader, asked parliament on Thursday, according to the Malay Mail.
"All the contradicting statements, our slow response. Our credibility and image have been shattered, destroyed," Anwar said.
Ibrahim Mat Zin, also known as the Raja Bomoh Sedunia Nujum VIP, led a spectacle of sorts on Monday when he performed bomoh, or shaman rituals at the international airport, in full view of dozens of reporters from around the world who've descended on the Malaysian capital since the plane disappeared on its way to Beijing.
After all the Witch Doctoring... According to Free Malaysia Today, Zin's final conclusion (or prophecy) about the plane's disappearance was "I think the plane is still in the air or has crashed into the sea."