Raja Bomoh to contest in Perak against Zahid Hamidi

Bernama

IPOH: Two leaders of a silat association today announced they would contest in the 14th general election as independent candidates in Perak.

They are Ibrahim Mat Zin, 68, better known as Raja Bomoh, the president of Persatuan Seni Silat Gayong Ghaib Malaysia, and Leman Kanaullah, 55, the deputy president of the association.

Ibrahim said he wanted to contest in the Bagan Datuk parliamentary constituency because he had many acquaintances there from among his silat students who wanted him to contest.

Leman said he wanted to contest in the state constituency of Pangkor.

Ibrahim is known for his strange ‘bomoh’ rituals of using, among others, coconuts and bamboo ‘cannons’.


They are Ibrahim Mat Zin, 68, better known as Raja Bomoh, the president of Persatuan Seni Silat Gayong Ghaib Malaysia, and Leman Kanaullah, 55, the deputy president of the association to contest in Bagan Datuk and Pangkor. Pix by L. Manimaran

The Bagan Datuk seat was held by Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi in the 13th parliament. Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir was the state assemblyman for Pangkor in the 13th Perak legislative assembly.

Nomination for the coming general election is on April 28. Polling is on May 9. --Bernama © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd