On being asked if Naik has to issue a public apology for his announcement, PM Mahathir explained that he doesn’t believe the movement would appease the public.
But, PM Mahathir had lately said that his nation has the right to not extradite Naik, for similar reasons that Australia had turned down his country’s petition to extradite Sirul Azhar Umar at 2015. In addition, he stated that Naik considers he wouldn’t be granted justice in India.
“We need to take actions to stop him from making such addresses, which have a tendency to pit races against each other,” PM Mahathir added.
Naik was awarded PR in Malaysia from the last government and was residing in the nation for the previous 3 decades. He’s facing charges of inciting communal disharmony and committing criminal actions in India. He’s also facing stunt both in India and Bangladesh in connection with the terror attack in the Holey Artisan Bakery at Dhaka on July 2016.
PM Mahathir said the authorities will first await the outcomes of the police investigation into the alleged inflammatory comments he made from minorities in Malaysia, reported Malay Mail.
Malaysia can reverse the Permanent Resident (PR) status of controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik if it be shown that his actions violated the nation’s”well-being”, the nation’s Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Friday.
We can take away that when he does something that’s injurious to the well-being of the country,” explained PM Mahathir. “At this time, the authorities are investigating if he’s doing this or not. If he’s doing this, then it’s vital for us to remove his PR position,” he explained.
Malaysian governments have initiated an investigation against Naik over his aim to provoke a calmness violation by supposedly making sensitive opinions on Hindus and Chinese living in Muslim-majority state.
“We leave it to the authorities to look into the seriousness of their statements he has left.”
“I really don’t understand about demanding a public apology. I really don’t think that it will assuage the anger of many folks,” he explained.
Muslims constitute about 60 percent of their 32 million individuals in Malaysia. The remainder are largely ethnic Chinese and Indians, many of whom are Hindus.
In response to calls for his deportation, Naik — through a spiritual talk titled”Executive Chat Bersama Dr Zakir Naik” — had requested the Australian to”return” first because they had been the”elderly guests” of the nation.
His address in precisely the exact same place was convicted by several parties later he compared the Hindus in Malaysia with Muslims in India, stating that the Hindus here appreciated more than 100 percent rights compared to Muslims in India.