'Raja Bomoh' appears at HKL, performs ritual for quick release of Jong-nam's body

C. Premananthini

KUALA LUMPUR: “Raja Bomoh Sedunia” Ibrahim Mat Zin is at it again.

This time the Malay shaman performed a special ritual outside Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL) mortuary, where the remains of Kim Jong-nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was kept.

After a ritual on a beach to 'protect' the country from harm, his latest act today was aimed at expediting the release of Jong-nam's remains.

Ibrahim, clad in a suit like before, arrived at the hospital at 6.05pm.

Armed with two bamboo sticks used as binoculars, he proceeded by reciting prayers in front of the mortuary before doing the same at an area where local and foreign media gathered.

After five minutes, he left the area.

Yesterday, a three-minute 18-seconds video, featuring him and his three assistants, wading in ankle-deep water at a beach somewhere, has gone viral on social media.

They were seen carrying two coconuts, a pair of sticks used as binoculars, five bamboo 'cannons', a carpet, and a bowl of seawater.

He recited prayers throughout the ritual before throwing the coconuts into the water.

North Korea had last week barred Malaysians from leaving the country following a diplomatic tension between the two nations over Jong-nam's murder.

Malaysia had expelled North Korean ambassador Kang Chol after the latter made critical remarks against the Malaysian government and authorities which conducted the investigation.

Ibrahim made headlines after he performed a ritual at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport to help locate the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 plane in 2014.