Zakir Naik can soon be deported to India. Ramasamy Palanisamy, Malaysian Chief Minister spoke to Republic TV and said that there is no place for the islamic preacher who is known for his hate speech in the country. The Malaysia minister who is the Deputy CM of Penang said that the government of Malaysia do not subscribe to his view.
Ramasamy Palanisamy said: "I have been fighting Zakir Naik since 2016 whne the Malaysian govt gave him permanant residency. And from then on he has been promoting disharmony. What happened recently, he accused the Hindus to be loyal to BJP and Modi. He questioned the loyalty of Chinese. These are too much. We never expected this from a fugitive. He has started interferring in Malaysian system. Hewanted to talk about Islam that's fine. But not on Malaysian politics.because it is sensitive."
"There is a change of heart in Malyasia. Because he was alleging that he will not face fair trail. He cannot give any more lectures. Police has also started investigation. Malaysian PM is annoyed with Zakir Naik. There is a change of heart regarding the deportation of Zakir Naik. He started quetsioning loyalty of Chinese, Hindus. He has overstated our welcome. Though I am not sure about the action Malaysia will take. Comparative religion for him is to punching bag against other religion. I am clear that he should be extradiated because he is facing charges in India", the Malaysian CM said while talking to Republic.
Stating clearly that Malaysia is not looking forward to keep Zakir Naik, the Malaysian minister said: "If the legal system is the same then why should he don't want to go. He is definately hiding from something in Malaysia."
Zakir Naik, a 53-year-old radical television preacher, reportedly left India in 2016 and subsequently moved to Malaysia, where he was granted permanent residency. However, India has been successful in its attempts to seek deportation of Naik. On Monday, six ministres met Malaysian Prime Minister allegedly to discuss the matter of Zakir Naik's deportation. Meanwhile, journalists are reportedly waiting for Malaysia police HQ in Kuala Lumpur where Zakir Naik is reportedly being questioned for the past four hours by authorities.
The hate speaker Zakir Naik has allegedly apologised for his hate speech in Malaysia on Monday. Naik who had allegedly made racially-insensitive remarks in his recent speech about Chinese and Indian populations living in Malaysia apologised in a statement.
In his apology, islamic preacher has said that his comments were not a racist. He was reportedly also interrogate for the second time at the Bukit Aman police headquarters.
As far as Zakir Naik's deportation is concerned, the hate speaker has even refused to return to India saying that he will not be accorded a fair trial under the BJP government. He also said that he is a victim of a vilification campaign by those supporting the Modi government.
In a major diplomatic win for India, an investigation has been launched against controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik by Malaysian authorities on Friday over his intent to breach the peace in the country and allegedly making sensitive remarks on the Hindus and Chinese residing in Malaysia. Addressing a press conference in Kuala Lumpur, Federal CID director Huzir Mohamed of the Selangor police said that as many as 115 reports have been launched on the matter.
"We have opened an investigation paper based on a report made in Gombak. Around 115 reports have been lodged on the matter so far," Huzir Mohamed said.
Speaking in the matter, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has also stated that the country will revoke the Permanent Resident (PR) status of Zakir Naik if investigations show that his actions are against the well-being of the country. Releasing a statement, the Malaysian PM that the government is waiting for the result of the investigation, to take further decisions on the matter.
"He (Zakir) has PR status. We can take away the PR status if he does something that is detrimental to the well-being of the nation. At this moment the police are investigating if he is doing that or not. If he is doing it, then it is necessary for us to take away his PR status," Mahathir said as per local media.