PM Modi Did Not Ask For Zakir Naik's Extradition, Claims Malaysian PM
Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 8:49 PM
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Tuesday rejected the claim that PM Narendra Modi had asked for controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik to be extradited to India. "PM Modi raised the issue of Zakir Naik's extradition. Both the parties have decided that our officials will stay in contact regarding the matter and it is an important issue for us," Mr Gokhale had said then.
No one is above law, not even Zakir Naik: Malaysia home minister
Monday, August 26, 2019, 3:21 PM
In what may spell trouble for Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, Malaysian Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, on Monday said that no one, including Naik, is above law in his country. Acknowledging that the Muslim community views Naik as a preacher and feels obligated to defend him, Yassin said that Naik will be investigated for touching sensitive issues, local media reported Monday.
"Heartfelt Apologies": Zakir Naik After Outrage Over Remarks In Malaysia
Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 8:48 PM
Controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik apologised on Tuesday for making comments about race in multi-ethnic Malaysia which sparked calls for his expulsion, a day after being questioned by the police. Zakir Naik, a radical television preacher who has called the 9/11 attacks an "inside job", left India in 2016 and moved to largely Muslim Malaysia, where he was granted permanent residency.