Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Bomohs Ready to Offer Help

Indonesia is not very much different from Malaysia. The hunt for the missing QZ8501 is ongoing – and bomohs (shamans) have come to the fore and offering their assistance – even claiming that they have managed to track down the AirAsia plane’s location in the “supernatural” waters of Belitung.
 
For those of you who do not know – Belitung (coordinates 2°50′S 107°55′E) is the Indonesian island off the coast of Sumatra where the missing plane was speculated to have crashed – supposedly somewhere in the vicinity of the East Belitung waters.
 
Indonesia’s Tempo reported that Basarnas (National Search and Rescue Agency) communications director Sutono had confirmed he received the offer for help, but said that that was not the standard method used by the search team.
 
At least, the Indonesians have better common sense than Malaysians.
 
I am sure you can recall the Malaysian bomoh, Ibrahim Mat Zin who thrust himself into the limelight by performing strange rituals involving coconuts and other paraphernalia. Of course, he didn’t manage to find the missing MH370.
 
Anyway, let’s keep our hopes up for QZ8501.
 

  
Liverpool moved to within five points of the top four as they earned an emphatic 4-1 victory over Swansea at Anfield. Alberto Moreno's close-range finish in the thirty-third minute put the Reds ahead. Adam Lallana produced the second goal in the fifty-first minute before Swansea’s Gylfi Sigurdsson hit back a minute later. Lallana struck again with a low finish in the sixty-first minute and Jonjo Shelvey's headed own goal (69) sealed the rout.
 
The Monday game was Liverpool’s biggest home win of the season. Sure, Liverpool ended 2014 with a bang but what is important is getting back to performing well on a regular basis!

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