Dr Zakir Naik leaves Bukit Aman after 10 hours of questioning

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

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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 20 — Muslim preacher Dr Zakir Naik has been questioned by police for a second time for allegedly making provocative remarks, in a session which lasted about 10 hours in Bukit Aman.

Zakir, 54, was seen leaving the Bukit Aman police headquarters at 1.30am today in a Toyota Innova.

CID director Datuk Huzir Mohamed when contacted said Zakir arrived at Bukit Aman at 3.15pm yesterday accompanied by his lawyer.

He said Zakir was being probed under Section 504 of the Penal Code for intentional insult with intent to provoke a breach of the peace.

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

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.

Last Thursday police received 115 reports against Zakir under Section 504 of the Penal Code. — Bernama

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