Deputy minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki tweeted on Saturday that the controversial shaman Ibrahim Mat Zin is being sought by both the police and the Federal Territories Islamic Religious Department (JAWI) – for his antics deemed to be damaging to Islam.
This is a real shame because the self-styled Raja Bomoh (right) is, in fact, a national hero! If we can accept his claim that he has been protecting Malaysia from harm for seven decades – from even before the country's independence.
"I don't want money. I pray to ring-fence Malaysia," he told Singapore’s The Sunday Times in an interview on Thursday.
His prayerful efforts to find the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 plane and to save Malaysia from a North Korean invasion with coconuts and bamboo cannons have endeared him to the Malaysian citizenry.
Yup, we don’t need a missile defense shield to protect the country.
As Ibrahim had said: “…we use ancient methods to fence the air, the earth and the water, so that missiles will go missing and not reach Malaysia". Wah, terror lah!
His belief is so strong that even as he is on the receiving end with brickbats and even taunts – he remains undeterred.
Ibrahim insisted his methods are in line with Islamic teachings. He cited the work of other Malay faith healers and medicine men over the decades, and claimed that government officials, including Malaysia's first two prime ministers, had previously requested his “divine” help.
On Sunday, Celtic moved to within one win of their sixth straight Scottish Premiership title with a 2-1 victory over Dundee. Their goals came via Jozo Simunovic (45+1) and Stuart Armstrong (52).
With a 25-point lead over second-placed Aberdeen and nine games left, Celtic could clinch the title in their next match against Hearts on April 02, although they would already be champions if the Dons fail to secure at least a point against Dundee on March 31.
Down south, Liverpool drew 1-1 with Manchester City in a match of missed chances – and this ensured the latter stayed above the Reds in the EPL table and with a game in hand.