Zakir Naik Narendra Modi India Minister of Foreign Affairs Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah (left) whispers to Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad (centre). They were also accompanied by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Datuk Marzuki Yahya (right) during the press conference on the Launch of New Malaysia Foreign Policies at the Perdana Putra in Putrajaya. PIX: SYAFIQ AMBAK / MalaysiaGazette / 18 SEPTEMBER 2019
Minister of Foreign Affairs Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah (left) whispers to Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad (centre). They were also accompanied by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Datuk Marzuki Yahya (right) during the press conference on the Launch of New Malaysia Foreign Policies at the Perdana Putra in Putrajaya. PIX: SYAFIQ AMBAK / MalaysiaGazette / 18 SEPTEMBER 2019

By Mohammad Arif Nizam

PUTRAJAYA – The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi did not make any request for Malaysia to extradite controversial Islamic preacher Dr Zakir Naik during their recent meeting.

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said, Modi only touched on Zakir’s issue during their bilateral meeting before the Eastern Economic Forum in Russia.

“I met Narendra Modi, they did not mention about the extradition. He only mentioned about Zakir,” he said during the press conference after launching the New Malaysia Foreign Policy Framework today.

Zakir is wanted by the authorities in India since 2016 over money laundering and seditious charges. -MalaysiaGazette

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