We warned you about Zakir, Sarawak activists tell Putrajaya

Desmond Davidson

Dr Zakir Naik was a guest of the PAS-led Kelantan government last week where he lectured for three days. The Indian-born preacher allegedly insulted Hindus and the Chinese during the lecture tour. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Afif Abd Halim, August 16, 2019.

MALAYSIANS are now paying for their failure to listen and heed a group of activists who warned the government about Dr Zakir Naik through a civil suit filed in 2017, said Sarawakian human rights activist Peter John Jaban.

“We did try to warn Malaysians of the danger and threat Zakir posed to the country’s fragile multiracial make-up if we allowed him in,” Jaban said, alluding to the civil suit filed by human rights activists against the government two years ago.

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  • He is a useful pawn politically, a lethal one.

    Posted 1 year ago by Tanahair Ku

  • Zakir is a hot potato which the former government passed on to Dr Mahathir. Tun is in a Hobson's Twilight Zone, not really knowing how to proceed. Showing he's a reformed democrat would mean risking the ire of large numbers of Islamic psychos. Brandishing his Islamic credentials (as he is doing now) puts him in the crosshairs of the non-Muslim population. My take is that he is waiting for Dr Naik to make a few more fatal mistakes before passing him on to another country which is stupid enough to host him. Unfortunately, the rest of the world is getting smarter while some of us wallow in the mud pool of mediocrity, foolishness and utter stupidity. There may not be even one taker for this firebrand preacher of hate.

    Posted 1 year ago by Simple Sulaiman

    • Perhaps NZ might welcome ZN?

      Posted 1 year ago by Yoon Kok

  • Some politicians are simply sentimentally foolish.

    Posted 1 year ago by Tanahair Ku

  • Do anyone really believe that Anwar can deport Zakir where Mahatir cannot ? Those who believe that should be send to TR for treatment

    Posted 1 year ago by S L

    • He has been quiet and is probably in a wait and see mode. So likely same same...hahaha.
      We would not want to have a PM that behaves like that.

      Posted 1 year ago by Tanahair Ku