Controversial preacher Dr Zakir Naik arrives at the Bukit Aman Police Headquarters for the second time for questioning over his controversial statements which incited racial sentiments during a talk in Kelantan.
Controversial preacher Dr Zakir Naik arrives at the Bukit Aman Police Headquarters for the second time for questioning over his controversial statements which incited racial sentiments during a talk in Kelantan. PIX: FAREEZ FADZIL / MalaysiaGazette / 13 NOVEMBER 2018

By Zaini Samsu Hadi

KUALA LUMPUR – Controversial preacher Dr Zakir Naik arrives at the Bukit Aman Police Headquarters for the second time for questioning over his controversial statements which incited racial sentiments during a talk in Kelantan.

The information on Zakir’s arrival was informed by his lawyer, Akberdin Abd Kader, who said that the Indian preacher arrived at Bukit Aman at 3.15 p.m.

However, the media who had been waiting him at the front entrance of the police headquarters since 2.00 pm were unaware of his arrival.

Zakir was called again to Bukit Aman to continue giving his statements in accordance to Section 504 of the Penal Code for intentionally insults, and thereby gives provocation to any person, intending or knowing it to be likely that such provocation will cause him to break the public peace.

Last Friday, Zakir has given his statements in Bukit Aman to assist in the investigation under the same code.

In his talk in Kota Bharu, Kelantan on 3 August, he had made controversial statements on Malaysian Hindus and Chinese.

He alleged that the Hindus in Malaysia are more loyal to the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, compared to Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

He was also reported to have made critical comments on the Malaysian Chinese by saying that the ‘old guests’ of the country need to leave the country first before he, as the ‘new guest’ is extradited.

Zakir, who was given permanent residence in Malaysia is wanted by the authorities in his home country, India for money-laundering, inciting communal disharmony and committing unlawful activities in India. – MalaysiaGazette

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