Zakir Naik’s TV stations fined for hate speech in UK
A poster for Peace TV featuring Zakir Naik, posted on the network’s website
PETALING JAYA: Two TV stations owned by controversial preacher Zakir Naik have been fined £300,000 (RM1.5 million) in Britain for broadcasting hate speech and highly offensive content on the Peace TV network.
The 24-hour satellite network, based in Dubai, broadcasts free-to-air Islamic content in English and Urdu in Britain. Its broadcasts are also available via satellite and cable TV elsewhere.
UK media regulator Ofcom fined Peace TV Urdu £200,000 and the English-language Peace TV £100,000 for breaches of broadcasting rules.
The two channels were held to have broadcast programmes that “contained hate speech and highly offensive content, which in one instance was likely to incite crime”, Ofcom said.
“We concluded that the content represented serious failures of compliance with our broadcasting rules, which warranted fines,” it said in a statement dated May 5.
The fines were levied on Club TV and Lord Production, former holders of the stations’ broadcasting licences. Ofcom said Peace TV Urdu’s licence was suspended in November 2019, and both licences had been surrendered.
Naik, who was granted permanent residence in Malaysia, is wanted in India to face charges of money laundering. An Indian request for his extradition has been resisted by Putrajaya. The Prime Minister, then Dr Mahathir Mohamad, had questioned the likelihood of Naik receiving a fair trial.
|Mahathir set a new standard, the comfort of an alleged terrorist or extremist matters more than the rule of law|
India’s Enforcement Directorate has also accused Naik of making “inflammatory speeches and lectures” which incited a number of Muslim youths in India to commit terrorist acts.
Naik has strongly denied the accusations.
Peace TV is part of Naik’s business empire which has come under scrutiny in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
Why still blame Toonsie...? Muhyiddin is in "charge" now or at least he thinks he is....ha ha....ReplyDelete
And what happened to Wee KHAT Siong....? So brave before now Kok Kok Kai Jellyfish Minister....
MCA: Expel Zakir Naik
Wednesday, 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?
MCA has 2 seats against Muhyiddin's (PPBM) 32Delete
Previously, DAP had/has 42 seats against Mahathir's (original) 13
DAP still dared not, so don't tok-kok
KT's Knickers in a Knot Again.Delete
In Aug 2019, Wee KHAT Siong was just an MP but he was so brave to speak up.
Today he is a FULL MINISTER but Boh Lam Phar?
So ordinary MP can speak up but cabinet member cannot?
MCA with one opposition MP dare to speak up but MCA with One Minister and Three Deputies dare not...?Delete
Did Wee KHAT Siong suffer a case of Retractile Testicle...? Ha ha ha...look it up...