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Indian Muslim preacher Zakir Naik undergoes 10 hours of questioning in Malaysia

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    The Star / Asia News Network

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   /   Tue, August 20, 2019   /   09:09 am
Indian Muslim preacher Zakir Naik undergoes 10 hours of questioning in Malaysia Zakir Naik (right) (The Star/ANN)

Muslim preacher Zakir Naik has been questioned by police for a second time for allegedly making provocative remarks, in a session which lasted about 10 hours in Bukit Aman.

Zakir, 54, was seen leaving the Bukit Aman police headquarters at 1.30am Tuesday (Aug 20) in a Toyota Innova.

CID director Huzir Mohamed when contacted said Zakir arrived at Bukit Aman at 3.15pm Monday (Aug 19) accompanied by his lawyer.

He said Zakir was being probed under Section 504 of the Penal Code for intentional insult with intent to provoke a breach of the peace.


The preacher from India, who is a permanent resident in Malaysia, had his statement recorded for the first time last Friday for five hours.

He is alleged to have made controversial remarks against Malaysian Hindus and Malaysian Chinese during a talk in Kota Baru on Aug 3, prompting calls for him to be deported to India.

Zakir has been wanted by Indian authorities since 2016 for alleged money laundering and inciting extremism through hate speeches.

 

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