July 8 :Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, who is wanted by India for terror related activities and hate speeches, met Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad.
The meeting comes a day after Prime Minister Mahathir ruled out deporting Zakir Naik, who has permanent residency status in Malaysia, unless he breaks Malaysian laws.
This development may not go down well in New Delhi, while a ruling party strategist has stoutly defended the government’s decision not to deport the controversial Muslim preacher, Malaysian media reported today.
Zakir, who is the founder of the Islamic Research Foundation (IRF), left India in 2016 for Malaysia, where he was granted permanent residency. He is wanted in India for allegedly funding terror-related activities and giving hate speeches.
“As long as he is not creating any problem, we will not deport him because he has been given permanent residency status,” Mahathir said.