“Stop Dr Zakir Naik’s events”

“Stop Dr Zakir Naik’s events”

PUCHONG: Two DAP ministers have called upon the cabinet to put a full stop to Indian Muslim evangelist, Dr Zakir Naik’s speech tours.

“We therefore express our objections to Zakir Naik in the meanwhile, holding any further events here in Malaysia or making further statements which impact on race relations and public order,” said Communication and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo and Human Resources Minister M Kulasegaran in a statement.

The call came following the talk that Naik gave in Kota Bharu, Kelantan. Zakir allegedly questioned the loyalty of the Hindus in Malaysia who was more loyal to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi than to Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

Both Gobind and Kula have also called upon the government to take action against Zakir and “he should no longer be allowed to remain in Malaysia.”

“We leave it to him to consider the position and to decide soonest possible what will be done to deal with the problem,” the two senior DAP leaders said.

Rais for Zakir’s extradition

In a related development, Negeri Sembilan PPBM chief Tan Sri Rais Yatim also backed calls for the extradition of Zakir.

“Before Zakir Naik stayed here, we were living in harmony. Now he has unsettled the Hindus with his comments belittling them.

“Zakir is playing the role of an instigator. It is best that he is returned to India,” he said.

Rais said, Malaysia keeping Zakir, who is wanted by Indian authorities on money laundering charges, was creating a diplomatic issue.

“Because of him, the Malaysia-India relation is cold. We have a lot more work to do,” he said in a Twitter post.

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