Zakir Naik due at Bukit Aman to have statement recorded yet again

Islamic preacher Dr Zakir Naik leaves Bukit Aman in Kuala Lumpur August 16, 2019. — Picture by Firdaus Latif
Islamic preacher Dr Zakir Naik leaves Bukit Aman in Kuala Lumpur August 16, 2019. — Picture by Firdaus Latif

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 19 — Muslim preacher Dr Zakir Naik is being called for the second time to have his statement recorded this afternoon at Bukit Aman, according to CID director Datuk Huzir Mohamed.

Zakir is scheduled to arrive at Bukit Aman at 3pm to resume giving his statement under Section 504 of the Penal Code for intentional insult with intent to provoke a breach of the peace, he said when contacted.

The preacher from India, who is a permanent resident in Malaysia, had his statement recorded for the first time last Friday.

He is alleged to have made controversial remarks against Malaysian Hindus and Malaysian Chinese during a talk in Kota Bharu on Aug 3, prompting calls for him to be deported to India.

Zakir has been wanted by Indian authorities since 2016 for alleged money laundering and inciting extremism through hate speeches. — Reuters

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