Ibrahim Mat Zin performs a ritual to help find the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
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By Michelle Arrouas
March 13, 2014

After five days of futile search for flight MH370, supernatural efforts have even been enlisted to find the missing Boeing 777-200.

On Monday, a famous bomoh, a Malay term for a shaman, performed a prayer at the international airport in Kuala Lumpur. He was allegedly there at the invitation of one of the top leaders from the Malaysian government, reports the South China Morning Post.

Ibrahim Mat Zin, also known as Raja Bomoh Sedunia Nujum VIP, or “Shaman King of the World Fortune-Telling VIP,” used bamboo binoculars and a fish trap as spiritual tools. He divined that the Malaysia Airlines plane is either still in the air or has crashed into the sea.

Both the shaman and the Malaysian government were ridiculed on social media by Chinese and Malaysian netizens. A total of 239 people were aboard the plane when it disappeared without a distress call on Saturday morning.

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