Tag: Zakir Naik

Zakir Naik’s Zealotry, Not A Zero-Sum Game

After all the spirited calls and consensus that an Indian-Muslim preacher had crossed the line and that some of his statements on the non-Muslim communities were awfully odious, offensive and obnoxious there has surfaced a seemingly sudden, almost surreal, magnanimity about him within segments...

Human rights activist rebukes M’sian Youth Minister for hosting Zakir Naik, telling country to move on

Kuala Lumpur—Prominent human rights activist and lawyer rebuked Malaysia’s Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman over social media for the minister’s “capitulation” regarding controversial Indian preacher Dr Zakir Naik. The Youth Minister had, like several other prominent figures, originally called for the...

Minister hosts dinner with Zakir Naik after calling for his deportation

Malaysia's Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman hosted a dinner for controversial Islamic preacher Dr Zakir Naik who was until last week facing deportation back to India. In an Instagram post, the youngest minister in Malaysia says 'it was time to move on' adding...

No deportation and no revocation of residence status for Zakir Naik says Mahathir

Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad says he is not deporting controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik nor will he order the revocation of his Permanent Residence status. It maybe a relief for the Indian Muslim man living in Malaysia under strict Permanent Residence, but he is facing...

Zakir Naik apologizes to Malaysians, “Racism is evil and I am staunchly against it”

Kuala Lumpur—Controversial Indian preacher Zakir Naik issued an apology via his Facebook page on August 20, Wednesday, the same day that a ban on his preaching was reported on Malaysian national news agency Bernama. After the public filed 115 reports with the police due to...

Banned from public speaking, risking his PR status, Zakir Naik apologises to Malaysians

Banned from public speaking — a ban that is enforced all over Malaysia — controversial Islamic preacher Dr Zakir Naik apologised to Malaysians. In a video, which is his favoured means of communication, the Indian fugitive living in Malaysia with a PR status or red...

Ex-commando weighs in on racial hatred in Malaysia

A former commando is urging the public not to fan racial hatred that could threaten peace in Malaysia. He said that peace is achieved from “the blood, sweat and tears of every member in the army.” “All those negative thoughts, racism ... do not create them. If the...

Anwar, Mahathir to discuss and decide Zakir Naik’s fate this week: Source

Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Anwar Ibrahim, the PM-to-be of Malaysia are expected to come to a decision on Malaysia's next move in relation to controversial Islamic preacher, Zakir Naik. The source says the discussion will take place after the weekly cabinet...

Zakir Naik under fire with police investigation for seditious comments against Hindus and Chinese citizens

Zakir Naik, the Indian citizen and controversial Islamic preacher once again has stirred trouble in Malaysia with his criticism of non-Muslims. He sparked protests from various political parties and civil society groups after he called on the Malaysian Chinese to "go back" as they were "old...

Veteran Malaysian politician Lim Kit Siang fears the ruling coalition is in danger of collapse

Democratic Action Party (DAP) veteran politician Lim Kit Siang fears the ruling Pakatan Harapan coalition is in danger of disintegration and has urged party members to ceasefire in their feud with other coalition leaders. Lim sent an internal memo to party members urging the MP's...