DPM bombarded with questions on Zakir Naik in Dewan Rakyat

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DPM bombarded with questions on Zakir Naik in Dewan Rakyat

Zahid was probed repeatedly on Zakir by numerous Members of Parliament during his budget wind-up speech, with calls for him to explain the status of the controversial preacher in Malaysia.

"Malaysia can not run with the hare of global moderation and simultaneously hunt with the hounds of Muslim extremism", he added in his speech in the Dewan Rakyat today while debating Budget 2017, tabled by Prime Minister Najib Razak, the report also stated.

His worldwide passport has been revoked by the Indian government.

He has reportedly recommended the death penalty for homosexuals and those who abandon Islam as their faith.

The Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister said that if the Indian government made such an application on the basis of mutual legal assistance, Malaysia would fulfill the request and send Zakir to his home country. A Reuters report earlier this week said Naik had been given permanent residency in Malaysia.

When replying to a supplementary question, from Mahfuz Omar (PAS-Pokok Sena), on the appointment of the Inspector-General of Police, Ahmad Zahid said the appointment of Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun as the new IGP was in accordance with procedure and received the consent of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong. "To date, there has been no such request", Hamidi said, as reported by Malaysian newspapers.

Zakir has denied the accusations against him and has claimed that he was being targeted by India's Hindu nationalist government because of his popularity.

Zahid Hamidi, who is also the home minister, confirmed that the 52-year-old preacher had not applied for Malaysian citizenship.

Additionally, the Indian government simultaneously declared the Mumbai-based Islamic Research Foundation launched by him as an "unlawful association".

"At this stage, I can share with you that we are nearing the completion of this exercise and once this exercise is complete, we will make a request to the Malaysian government on this matter", Kumar said.

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