On Wednesday (5 January), Ibrahim Mat Zin, or also known as Raja Bomoh, had made a comeback at Teluk Intan, Perak, were he performed rituals to ward off floods with his companion, Puteri Zaleha.
After the incident went viral, Jabatan Agama Islam Perak (JAIPk) opened an investigation into the shaman under Section 14 of the Perak Syariah Criminal Enactment 1992, for the offense of defaming and insulting Islam.
However, Raja Bomoh is not disheartened by this and he is now threatening to sue the government departments who are accusing him of RM300 million.
In a live session on Facebook, he said “Many departments concerned do not have a sense of discretion. Discretion should come first, discuss first. We are a democratic country, an Islamic country. Islam is clean, efficient, and trustworthy. There is a sense of discourse. There is a faculty of morals.”
“So we should call each other up to discuss if what I was doing is not right.”
He added that the authorities of the departments accused him of shirking and of being superstitious. In Islam, Shirk is the sin of idolatry or polytheism.
He said those accusations caused him to be embarrassed, which led to him deciding to sue these departments.
“When I am accused of shirk, I feel embarrassed. When I feel embarrassed, I will sue. I am not a road side or village shaman. Such issues should be discussed first.” he said.
He had also made a police report regarding the matter and is engaging with his lawyer to proceed with suing the departments that made the accusations.
Stay tuned for more updates!