Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Home News Reports Modi diplomacy: Days after PM's visit, Malaysia puts Islamist preacher Zakir Naik on watch

Modi diplomacy: Days after PM’s visit, Malaysia puts Islamist preacher Zakir Naik on watch

Controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik will be subjected to Malaysia law considering he was awarded Permanent Resident (PR) status by the previous administration, Malay Mail reported the Malaysian Home Minister as saying. The Home Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said, “I have been informed that Zakir Naik has been given PR by the previous administration. So the issue now, if he is a PR just like any of us here, we are still subject to the law.”

This statement comes days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Malaysia and his meeting with Malaysian premier Mahathir Mohamad in Putrajaya.

The Minister for Home Affairs went on to say, “If you do something that is not in accordance to the law, whether it involves the issue of religion, or crime, whatever it is, you cannot be spared. And if we find they are not in accordance with the law, whether it’s Zakir Naik or anybody for that matter, we will deal with it in a proper manner.”

Many have objected to his preaching and have asserted that a preacher like him does not belong in a multi-religious, multicultural society while demanding that he be expelled and declared persona non grata. Last year, it was reported that the NIA was moving to revoke his passport. In December 2017, it was reported that NIA was working to secure a provisional arrest for the radical Islamic preacher. The connection between Zakir Naik and the Congress party had also emerged with reports that said Naik’s Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) had made donations worth lakhs and lakhs of rupees to Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust of which Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi are trustees. The IRF has been declared an unlawful organization by the Government of India as per a notification dated November 17, 2016.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

Rana Ayyub tells Harvard University students how to speak ‘truth to power’, after spreading fake news over Ghaziabad fake hate crime

Rana Ayyub interacted with the students of Harvard University over challenges facing journalism and 'speaking truth to power'.

Mamata Banerjee, after promising monthly stipends for women, faces ‘financial shortage’ in keeping her poll promise

West Bengal government might have to cut down on fund allocation to other Departments to keep Lakshmi Bhandar scheme afloat.

Uttar Pradesh: Forced mass religious conversion accused Mohammad Umar Gautam was felicitated by AMU alumni for ‘spreading Islam’

Mohammad Umar Gautam and his associated at the Islamic Dawah Centre(IDC) preyed on vulnerable and poor people, those with listening and speaking disabilities, and converted them to Islam

The MVA report card: Maharashtra government’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic

10-min read: As the Maha Vikas Aghadi struggles to keep itself afloat, here's a snapshot on the Maharashtra government's handling of the pandemic.

Congress Toolkit team now comes up with a ‘white paper’ on COVID management, here is how it is flawed

Congress has released a white paper cautioning on the third wave of COVID-19, which appears as an extension of the toolkit that was exposed last month

86 lakh vaccinations: Why BJP had the most perfect day yesterday

Rahul Gandhi has done the BJP a favour, as usual when it comes to criticising the recordbreaking number of COVID vaccination.

Recently Popular

How Venkatesh Prasad is winning hearts with his ‘Sanghi’ posts, one tweet at a time

Venkatesh Prasad demonstrated the Surya Namaskar for his followers, performed in deference to the Sun God.

Ravish Kumar appears massively frustrated as India administers 85 lakh COVID vaccines in single day, this is why he does not make sense

Ravish Kumar goes on a ranting spree to hate on PM Modi by camouflaging propaganda as 'criticism' over COVID-19 vaccination

Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren fails to meet Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi despite 4-days wait: Details

The Dialy Pioneer has cited quoting sources that the JMM chief is not happy over Rahul and Sonia ignoring him and instead meeting TN CM Stalin.

Republic TV issues statement over Arnab Goswami’s disappearance from the news network: Here is what they said

Arnab Goswami was last seen on May 2 during a discussion on West Bengal assembly polls. He will make a return on Monday.

Fact Check: Is “Raam” with the photo of Lord Ram printed on it is the world’s most expensive currency

As Raam is not a legal tender issued by a sovereign state or a central bank, it is not a regular currency, it is actually a bearer bond
- Advertisement -

 

Connect with us

255,564FansLike
555,397FollowersFollow
24,400SubscribersSubscribe