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Waytha: No room for Ramasamy-Zakir Naik debate in united M'sia

  • Jul 18, 2018
In his first statement after being sworn in as a minister this evening, P Waythamoorthy shot down the proposal for a debate between Penang Deputy Chief Minister II P Ramasamy and controversial Muslim preacher Zakir Naik who is from India.Departing from his previous image as a firebrand whom critics accused of being an extremist and a threat to national security, the Persatuan Hindraf Malaysia leader cut a picture of composure and reason when addressing reporters at Istana Negara.Tasked with over
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Ramasamy to Perlis mufti: Extradite Zakir Naik first, then talk debate

  • Jul 15, 2018
Penang Deputy Chief Minister II P Ramasamy has rejected calls by Perlis mufti Asri Zainul Abidin for him to debate Muslim preacher Zakir Naik.Ramasamy said Asri's proposal was merely an attempt to sidestep the issue of calls by the Indian government for Zakir to be deported to face criminal charges in India.Ramasamy reminded Asri that he was earlier prepared to debate with Naik, "but it did not happen".He was responding to Asri's Facebook post yesterday, where the latter proposed that the duo de
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India confirms extradition request for Zakir Naik sent in Jan

  • Jul 13, 2018
The Indian government has confirmed that it sent Malaysia a formal extradition request for preacher Zakir Naik in January this year.Indian Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Shri Raveesh Kumar confirmed this via email today.“In January this year, we made a formal request for the extradition of Zakir Naik who is an Indian national, who is living in Malaysia and who is wanted (for) criminal cases in India.“Our extradition request is under consideration (by) the Malaysian authorities,”
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Dr M was right on Zakir Naik, says Kulasegaran

  • Jul 13, 2018
Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad was correct to state that Zakir Naik can remain in Malaysia provided that he does not do anything wrong or cause unrest, Human Resources Minister M Kulasegaran said.The DAP lawmaker, who was a staunch critic of the controversial Muslim preacher in the past, said the issue was discussed during Wednesday's cabinet meeting.“The issue was raised in the last cabinet meeting by (Communications and Multimedia Minister) Gobind Singh Deo, (Minister of Water, Land and
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Lawyer cites India's failure to get Interpol notice to back stand on Zakir

  • Jul 13, 2018
Senior lawyer Mohamed Haniff Khatri Abdulla has cited Interpol's position on Zakir Naik to defend Putrajaya's decision regarding the controversial Muslim preacher.Haniff said although the notice was issued following India's request, it was cancelled several months later by the Commission for the Control of Interpol's files last October.“So when an international enforcement agency like Interpol is not satisfied with the procedure and supporting facts... it is therefore unfair for critics to poi
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Formal request made for Zakir's extradition, says Ramasamy

  • Jul 13, 2018
Contradicting claims have surfaced as to whether India made a formal request for the extradition of controversial Muslim preacher Zakir Naik.Both Communication and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo and Human Resources Minister M Kulasegaran appeared to suggest that India has not made such a request.However, Penang Chief Minister II P Ramasamy stated otherwise.“A formal request has been made. The Indian authorities have informed me of this,” he said this afternoon.Whereas, the Indian media
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Gobind: Cabinet discussed Zakir Naik's extradition

  • Jul 12, 2018
Issues pertaining to controversial Indian preacher Zakir Naik were brought up in yesterday’s cabinet meeting, Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo confirmed today.He said the government was committed to following the rule of law and "acting accordingly" if the Indian government presented a convincing case for Zakir’s extradition."As far as we are concerned, India has stated that they have a case. Now what has to be done is, India has to put forward its case."Once the case
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'A wanted man has coffee with PM' – don roasts VVIP treatment for Zakir

  • Jul 11, 2018
Law lecturer Shamsher Singh Thind is the latest to wade into the controversy surrounding the status of controversial Muslim preacher Zakir NaikAmong others, the Penang-based lecturer wondered if he would be accorded the privilege of having a cup of coffee with Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad. Shamsher questioned the need for Zakir to be given "VVIP treatment" with regard to the latter's meeting with Mahathir over the weekend."He was allowed to meet Mahathir over a cup of coffee? Will I e
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Zakir Naik thanks Mahathir for letting him stay

  • Jul 11, 2018
In response to calls for him to be deported to India, controversial Muslim preacher Zakir Naik has dismissed accusations of extremism made against him and thanked the Malaysian government for allowing him to stay in the country.This came as Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad had yesterday reiterated his stand of not deporting Zakir to his home country of India where he is wanted by authorities.The premier had said that the preacher, who is a permanent resident here, had not broken any laws.In a
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Zakir Naik just a tool used by political elites, says NGO

  • Jul 10, 2018
With Putrajaya doubling down on its refusal to deport Zakir Naik to India, the founder of an NGO claims that the controversial Muslim preacher is merely a "tool" used by the country’s elites to serve their own political ends.N Ganesan, founder of NGO Freedom, dismissed views by certain quarters that Zakir is a hero."Do we really need Zakir in 'Malaysia baru' especially when we are supposed to have come away from bigotry, or so we think?"If he is no longer needed in 'Malaysia baru' but he conti
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