This is the moment a Malaysian shaman recites ‘spells’ over a globe to rid his country of COVID-19 once and for all.
Dato Mahaguru Ibrahim Mat Zin, who proclaimed himself as the ‘Raja Bomoh’ (‘King of Bomoh’) performed the ritual using a globe and small telescope that he said belonged to his grandfather.
He also used turmeric rice and pandan leaves dipped in water to help rid his country of viruses.
The Raja Bomoh claimed the ritual would create a “shield” over Malaysia that will protect it from diseases, including the deadly COVID-19.
During the ceremony, the shaman also prayed for Malaysian citizens who are stuck in other countries.
He offered his compatriots some tips to protect themselves from COVID-19.
The shaman said: “Here are some tips that I want to share. Wash your mouth, your nostrils, earlobes and also your face. Also, wash your hands properly before you go inside your home.”
He added: “I hope that we, the people of Malaysia, will just stay at home and don’t go to work.
“As the Raja Bomoh, I would like to ask the government to give some allocation to those who are working on their own and local traders who have to close down their business.”
The self-proclaimed Raja Bomoh made the headlines in 2014 when he carried out a ritual at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport to help locate the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.
He reportedly claimed that the plane was suspended in the air between three locations, the Philippines, the South China Sea and an unidentified country, and that it was hidden by the ‘orang-orang bunian’ (Orang bunian are supernatural beings in Malaysian, Bruneian and Indonesian folklore).
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