India Formally Requests Malaysia To Extradite Fugitive Islamic Preacher Zakir Naik
(India Times) – The Indian government has now sent a formal request to Malaysia to extradite fugitive Islamic preacher Zakir Naik. News agency ANI quoted sources as saying that the Indian government is pursuing the matter with the Malaysian government.
The anti-terror National Investigation Agency (NIA) has been pursuing the case of Zakir Naik, who had fled India before the agency took over the probe against him.
Ever since leaving India, Naik has been residing in Malaysia, a Muslim-majority nation in Southeast Asia.
Indian agencies have been pursuing Naik on charges of alleged money laundering and delivering hate speeches that incited extremism.
Naik’s name has also surfaced in the probe into 2016 Dhaka bomb blasts in which scores were killed. A bomber had later confessed before the authorities that Naik’s speeches had influenced him.
According to an NIA official, Naik has been residing in Malaysia now for nearly 3 years. In India, he used to preach on the now-banned ‘Peace TV’.
Malaysia had granted Naik permanent residency after his request for visa were rejected by Britain and Canada.
Naik’s Islamic Research Foundation (IRF), an NGO, had also organised ‘peace conferences’ in Mumbai from 2007 to 2011. During these conferences, the Islamic preacher is alleged to have attempted to convert people and incite terror acts, the NIA has said.
On his part, Naik has refuted all allegations levelled against him in India.
In September last year, there was a controversy after then Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad claimed that his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi had not requested him to extradite Naik to India.
The denial had come after Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale had told the media that PM Modi had taken up Naik’s extradition matter with Mahathir during their bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum.
“Not many countries want him. I met with Modi. He didn’t ask me for this man,” Mahathir had told the Kuala Lumpur-based BFM Malaysia radio station.
Atuk had the brazen nerve to refute PM Modi's extradition request, which has been confirmed by Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale.
And KHAT eSS saw fit for the DAP to collaborate with such a person?
Now, Mahathir has no more power, indeed no more influence in the Government.ReplyDelete
Is Ah Mok actually interested in holding anyone in the government accountable for the continued refusal to extradite Zakar Naik ?
Or is this just another episode in his Ad Hominem vendetta against somebody ?
since India has JUST made the request, shouldn't we wait and see?Delete
why so trigger happy and impetuous to defend your Atuk?
Wee KHAT Siong was so loud in the past over Zakar Naik. Now let's see how long he takes to demand the PN "government" and Muah Fart Karat Coalition extradite that aphrodisiac peddler.Delete
And let's see how long it will take KT to condemn his silence.
P/S KT gave Wee KHAT Siong two months already (and counting) but still no scolding for the Jellyfish Minister keeping silent over Heineken beer factory shutdown.
MCA: Expel Zakir Naik
14 Aug 2019
By ALLISON LAI
PETALING JAYA: Controversial preacher Zakir Naik should be expelled and banned from Malaysia as he has proven to be a threat to racial harmony, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.
"As a foreigner and wanted criminal, who is he to tell the rightful Chinese citizens to leave the country? Since Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has said that his acceptance in Malaysia was granted on humanitarian grounds, Zakir should have some self-respect, " said the MCA president.
Ah Mok was silent when his Jibby refused India's extradition request for Zakar Naik in January 2018.Delete
Ah Mok became very active attacking Mahathir over this issue after May 8 , 2018.
I fully predict he will lapse back into silence on the Government, or stick purely to attacking Mahathir on this issue.
BTW KT, 48 hours have passed, still no response from Wee KHAT Siong on India's request for Zakar Naik's extradition.Delete
KTemoc9:06 pm, May 16, 2020
since India has JUST made the request, shouldn't we wait and see?
why so trigger happy and impetuous to defend your Atuk?
mahathir is truly a islamist fighter, he save, protect n enrich muslim like rohingya, zn n many umno millionaire.ReplyDelete
We all "collaborate" with KT who sees nothing wrong being fren fren with a fugitive on the run, RPK. He is a UK citizen so he hides there.ReplyDelete
KT is still fixated on Toonsie and LKS. Zakar Naik is no longer their problem but Muah Fart Karat's and MCA's.ReplyDelete
Why Jibby and Zahid Hamidi get no blame? They were the ones allowing Zakar Naik in and they are in power now.
But KT is so kind, wants to "wait and see" what the PN response is. Like he gave Wee KHAT Siong time (two months now, still waiting) to respond to the shutting down of the beer factories. Such hypocritical kid gloves...ha ha ha...
Zahid confirms Zakir Naik has PR status in Malaysia
18 Apr 2017, 12:49 pm
Islamic preacher Zakir Naik has been holding permanent resident status in Malaysia since about five years ago.
This was revealed by Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi when met by reporters in Putrajaya today.
"I would like to confirm that he holds a permanent resident status in Malaysia.......
".....he has been holding the status since about five years ago......," Zahid said...
Najib invites preacher Zakir Naik for breakfast
April 16, 2016
PETALING JAYA: The prime minister, Najib Razak, invited controversial preacher Zakir Naik for breakfast at his official residence in Putrajaya this morning.
Najib disclosed this in a posting on Facebook.
He said he hoped Zakir, a preacher from India, would convey to the world the message that Malaysia was a country that practised moderation.