IPOH: Infamous “Raja Bomoh” Ibrahim Mat Zin and a 71-year-old woman known as Puteri Zaleha will be charged in the Lower Syariah Court in Ipoh on Friday (Jan 7) with insulting Islam after a ritual to prevent floods.
Ibrahim and Zaleha will be charged under Section 14 of the Perak Syariah Criminal Enactment 1992 with insulting Islam as well as under Section 16 for going against the state fatwa department.
Ibrahim was spotted donning a black suit and a songkok at the court complex at around 11am on Friday (Jan 7).
A 25-minute video clip of the “tepung tawar” ceremony to ward off rain at Dataran JPS Teluk Intan, which involved releasing flowers and leaves, among other things, into the river to be carried by the currents to the sea, had gone viral.
In the video, Zaleha is seated next to Ibrahim and can be heard singing a Mayang Sari song, while the Quran is open in front of them.