Malaysia's 'Bomoh King' to take on DPM Zahid in election fight

Malaysia's 'Bomoh King' to take on DPM Zahid in election fight
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IPOH - Self-styled shaman Ibrahim Mat Zin plans to contest the Bagan Datuk parliamentary seat as an independent candidate in GE14.

He will be one of the candidates contesting against Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

Better known as " Raja Bomoh", the 68-year-old Seni Silat Gayung Ghaib Malaysia (PSSGGM) president said he is a Bagan Datuk voter.

Ibrahim made the announcement at a press conference here on Tuesday (April 17).

"This is not a gimmick, we truly want to help people who are suffering. 27 members from my association will be contesting nationwide as independents," he said.

Ibrahim added that he would not resort to gimmicks during the campaigning period.

"I sincerely want to help the people. If I win, I plan to share my wealth and I will give my MP's salary to poor people from all races," said Ibrahim.

He said that this is something that PSSGGM has planned for a year now, adding that he has the support of some 25,000 people in Bagan Datuk.

Meanwhile, PSSGGM deputy president Leman Kanaullah announced plans to contest the Pangkor state seat.

The incumbent for Pangkor is Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir.

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Ibrahim first made headlines in March 2014, when he conducted two rituals at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in an attempt to locate Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.

He had also performed a ritual outside the National Institute of Forensic Medicine at Hospital Kuala Lumpur over the assassination of Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

He also performed a ritual using coconuts and sticks on a beach in Bagan Lalang, purportedly to "defend" Malaysia from North Korea.

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