Kula: Action needs to be taken against Zakir Naik

Kula: Action needs to be taken against Zakir Naik

PUCHONG: Human Resources Minister M Kulasegaran has called for severe action to be taken against Indian Muslim preacher, Dr Zakir Naik for “questioning the loyalty of Hindu Malaysians”.

“Zakir is an outsider who is a fugitive and has little knowledge of the Malaysian history, therefore, he should not be given such privilege to run down Malaysians, what more question their loyalty to the country,” said Kulasegaran in a statement today.

“His actions do not reflect one deserving of permanent resident status and this will be brought up in the next cabinet meeting.

Zakir had claimed that Malaysian Hindus were more loyal to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi than the Malaysian government.

He also claimed that the community enjoyed more benefits despite being a minority group than the Indian Muslim minority in India. He said this while giving his talk in Kelantan.

Kula questioned whether Zakir wanted to be in the good books of the Muslim Malaysians by pitting them against the non-Muslims.

Is Zakir also leveraging the current polemics related to race and religion in the country for his biased survival and benefits via the taxpayers’ money?” said Kulasegaran.

“Malaysia is a unique country that enjoyed relative peace and harmony as compared to many Islamic countries due to the great balancing act of its leaders since independence. The country’s supreme laws are secular and able to ensure the common good for all.”

“Should Malaysians be split over a man called Zakir Naik?” asked Kulasegaran, of the DAP.

He added that Zakir was pandering to the opposition politics of Umno-PAS.

“It’s time for the fugitive foreigner to leave Malaysia and to face charges of terrorism and money laundering charges in India,” said Kulasegaran.

“This further seems to co-relate the Umno/PAS tactics that destabilise the Pakatan Harapan coalition government through ethnoreligious sentiments.”

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