A statement has been made by a Malaysian government minister regarding the controversial Muslim preacher Zakir Naik. Human Resources Minister M. Kulsegarn has said that he will also raise the issue of alleged incitement against Indians in Malaysia by Muslim preacher Dr Zakir Naik at a cabinet meeting. In fact, Zakir Naik said he was more loyal to Narendra Modi than Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammed.
He further said that Zakir Naik had no right to criticize Malaysian affairs or to intervene in local communities. According to the minister, "Zakir Naik is an outsider, a fugitive and has very little knowledge of Malaysian history. So he should not have the privilege of demeaning the locals," he said.
The minister further said that Zakir Naik's statement is by no means a measure of Malaysia's permanent resident and therefore there should be action on Zakir Naik questioning Malaysian Hindus. Naik, on the other hand, is accused of inciting youth to commit terror activities and money laundering in his hate speech in India.