PETALING JAYA – Malaysia’s very own Raja Bomoh Sedunia has not appeared on North Korean news, contrary to a video that is spreading on social media networks.
The video of a ritual performed by Ibrahim Mat Zin and his assistants recently embedded into a North Korean news clip has instead been found to be fake.
“Announcer’s message is not related to bomoh’s performance; She was talking about Kwangmyŏngsŏng-3 launched on 10 December,” a South Korean national told the Star Online on Wednesday.
The Kwangmyŏngsŏng-3 is a North Korean Earth observation satellite.
Checks with other people proficient in the Korean language also confirmed that the newscaster was talking about a successful satellite launch.
Ibrahim, who calls himself the Raja Bomoh Sedunia Nujum VIP, made news recently when a three-minute video of him conducting a ritual on a beach to “protect” Malaysia from a North Korean nuclear attack went viral.
The video featured Ibrahim and three assistants ankle-deep in water with two coconuts, a pair of sticks used as binoculars, five bamboo cannons, a carpet, and a bowl of seawater.
He also performed another ritual outside the National Institute of Forensic Medicine (IPFN) at Hospital Kuala Lumpur on Monday.
He performed a ritual using sticks as binoculars while reciting prayers before leaving about five minutes later.
A controversial figure, Ibrahim made headlines in March 2014, when he conducted two rituals at the KL International Airport to supposedly locate the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 flight.