PETALING JAYA – Police have detained Ibrahim Mat Zin, better known as Raja Bomoh, in Segamat, Johor.
Harian Metro reported he was believed to have been arrested at 2.30am in a hotel in Segamat today.
Why he was arrested has not been clarified yet.
Mysinchew.com reported that Ibrahim was brought to the Bukit Aman police headquarters in Kuala Lumpur for questioning.
On March 20, Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar told reporters that Ibrahim would be summoned under Section 111 of the Criminal Procedure Code after a slew of police reports were made against him for “unIslamic practices”.
He said Ibrahim’s antics had brought shame to the country and were against the tenets of Islam.
On March 22, Ibrahim failed to show up at the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim).
Jakim director-general Othman Mustapha said his department took the initiative to call Ibrahim for an explanation after video footage of him performing a ritual went viral. He however failed to show up.
The three-minute video showed Ibrahim performing a ritual on a beach to “protect” Malaysia from any North Korean nuclear attack.
The viral video showed him and his three assistants wading in water with two coconuts, a pair of sticks used as binoculars, five bamboo cannons, a carpet and a bowl of seawater. His ritual was said to be unIslamic.
Ibrahim had also performed a ritual outside the National Institute of Forensic Medicine at Hospital Kuala Lumpur here after the assassination of Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
A controversial figure, Ibrahim first made headlines in March 2014 when he conducted two rituals at the KL International Airport to supposedly locate the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.