Chinese internet users have mocked reports that the Malaysian government invited a witch doctor to help look for the missing plane.
Malaysian media reported that Ibrahim Mat Zin, a famous bomoh (shaman) also known as the Raja Bomoh Sedunia Nujum VIP, performed a prayer at Kuala Lumpur’s airport on Monday to help locate flight MH370, allegedly at the invitation of one of the country’s top leaders.
“I think the plane is still in the air or has crashed into the sea,” he was quoted by Free Malaysia Today as saying.
Cynical weibo users ridiculed the conclusion. “Wow, that is exactly what I think too,” one wrote, a sentiment shared by many.
One user who claimed to be Malaysian wrote: “I feel so ashamed as a Malaysian for the first time, not because of any wrongdoing on Malaysia’s part but for having a brainless prime minister.” The message concluded: “Stop losing Malaysia’s face!”… see more