Missing Malaysian airlines flight crash and bomoh rituals
Ibrahim Mat Zin (C), a local well-known "bomoh" (the Malay term for a shaman), holds two coconuts as he performs a ritual to help finding the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 at Kuala Lumpur International AirportReuters

As the whereabouts of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 remain a mystery a well-known Malaysian 'bomoh', a Malay term for a shaman, performed rituals at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) using coconuts and magic stick to find the vanished aircraft.

The rituals at the airport terminal were led by bomoh Ibrahim Mat Zin, who said evil spirits had to be weakened to help rescuers find the missing plane. 

As part of the rituals three people sat on a 'magic carpet', with those at the front rowing with a 'magic stick' as in a boat, while the third one is seen pushing two coconuts up and down with each hand.

The bomoh, who calls himself Raja Bomoh Sedunia Nujum VIP, told reporters at the airport: "The purpose of the rituals is to weaken the bad spirits so that the rescuers can find the plane if it indeed had crashed."

He said such rituals have been carried out for several generations to fight off evil spirits. Scores of curious onlookers watched as the bomoh performed his prayers.

Although there was speculation that he was invited to execute the rituals by Malaysian leaders, Ibrahim said he was doing it on his own accord.

In his first session of religious rituals, the bomoh used binoculars made out of bamboo and fish trap in order to pinpoint the location of the aircraft but the effort turned futile.

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