Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia has been in search of a nation except India(In) to send Zakir Naik, however not numerous nations are willing to accept the debatable preacher, previous prime minister Mahathir Mohamad has stated.
Naik, a 54-year-old radical Islamic preacher wanted by this Indian officials for claimed amount laundering & inciting extremism using hate speeches, left India(In) in 2016 & subsequently shifted to the mostly Muslim Malaysia, where he has been granted permanent residency when Mahathir has been the prime minister.
Claiming that the fugitive Islamic preacher wouldn’t be safe from that Indian people, the 95-year-old politician, who’s eyeing a comeback, stated he’d like to send Zakir Naik to some of the nation where we feel he’ll be safe.
“For the time being he (Naik) could stay here however we’d like to send him to some of the different nation where he’d be safe. Tragically, not numerous nations are willing to accept him, Mahathir has been quoted as informing by this WION information channel.
When inquired whether he’d extradite Naik in case he become the PM of Malaysia again, Mahathir stated, Well, we’d like to send him to some of the nation where we feel he’ll be safe.
He once again denied to send Naik to India(In), informing in this moment we feel that he’d not be safe from that Indian people.
Naik was banned from any people operations within the multi-ethnic nation after his own debatable remarks over Malaysian Hindus & Chinese previous year.
When Mahathir has been the prime minister he’d stated that his own Indian counterpart Narendra Modi didn’t appeal the extradition of Naik throughout a bilateral gathering in Russia in Sep 2019, a claim contested by India(In) that has sought the extradition of the fugitive preacher.