By Nizam Zain
PUTRAJAYA – The Ministry of Home (KDN) will not implement a total ban on the movements of controversial Islamic Preacher Dr. Zakir Naik, as long as he is not involved in any form of public speaking.
Its Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said, they will not block the preacher from attending any religious events or pray at the mosque.
“We will not control him 100 percent so that he cannot do anything. I don’t think anyone can stop a person from praying or attending events.
“That is the information I got as I know that he (Zakir) is allowed to be there,” he said in a press conference after the KDN Monthly Assembly today.
He was commenting on the action of the Supreme Council Member from Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM), Datuk Mohd Rafiq Naizamohideen, who invited Zakir to the Malam Islam Bersatu event in Chinese Mosque at Krubong last Saturday.
Mohd. Rafiq, the Chairman of the Melaka Industry, Trade and Investment Committee invited Zakir to perform a prayer at the mosque. The preacher did not deliver any public speeches during the event.
Muhyiddin also verified that he was informed by the Chief Police of Melaka, Datuk Raja Shahrom Raja Abdullah on the event.
“I was being informed that he (Zakir) was there to pray. He did not give a speech or address the congregation there.
“The Chief Police of Melaka informed me that based on that, he allowed Zakir to take part in the programme. As usual, there was no public speech involved,” he added. -MalaysiaGazette