Amidst the tensions of the ardous search for MH 370, Bomoh Ibrahim Mat Zin has provided much amusement to the world. Unfortunately, despite his magnanimous offer to assist in searching for plane via supernatural means, his efforts have, by and large, been an embarrasment for Malaysia in more ways than one. Aside from misinforming updates on the crisis, it has also created mis-representations of Islam and Muslims in Malaysia.
Despite the absurdity, a positive spin on the developments would be the immense level of creativity amongst social media users, who have made light of the situation with various memes, edited/remix videos of the coconut rituals, parody Facebook pages and even the creation of at least 40 Raja Bomoh smartphone apps!
As the saying goes, “If life throws you lemons, make lemonade!”