Ever since Malaysians come to know about controversial preacher Zakir Naik’s racist remark, a handful of Ministers and prominent figures have criticized Zakir and wanted him to leave the country.
Not only it seems like the fugitive preacher is still here to stay, worse yet, he is also going to have another talk in Perlis for the three days (Aug 16-18).
According to Malaysiakini, Zakir, who is wanted in India for money laundering charges, and his family will be giving talks at Al Hussain mosque, Kuala Perlis.
Zakir’s son Fariq will be given a speech tomorrow while Zakir will join him on stage on Saturday and Sunday. His wife Farhat and daughter Zikra also have a time slot allocated for their “Exclusively for Ladies” forum.
Posting on his Facebook page with 17 million followings, the three-day event is called “Malaysia Reverts Camp”. Zakir is expected to discuss two topics, including a Q&A session with the crowd.
Organized by the Perlis Islamic Religious and Malay Customs Council and One Centre Malaysia, the talk will be telecasted live on an Online network.
Zakir and his son will be joined with prominent preachers including Perlis mufti Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin, Zamri Vinoth, and Ridhuan Tee Abdullah.
A poster of the same event on One Centre Malaysia Facebook page saw a couple of government emblems and Malaysia coat of arms. RTM, our national television station, is also on the poster.
It is not known if Zakir and his family’s talk will be broadcasted on RTM. Malaysiakini has reached out to Communications and Multimedia Ministry and is awaiting for a comment.
Last week, Zakir told a crowd that Malaysian Chinese are “old guests” that should “go back” to their original country before he does. He said that when commenting on his unwelcome stay in Malaysia.
He also claimed that Malaysian Indians have more trust in the India government than our Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir.
FeedMe Malaysia previously covered that Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo, Human Resources Minister M Kulasegaran and Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar have come together to chastize Zakir’s seditious remarks and want him to be deported.
Sports and Youth Minister Syed Saddiq had also echoed the same, along with other prominent Malaysians such as the premier’s daughter Marina Mahathir and comedian Dr Jason Leong, The Star, Malaysiakini and Malay Mail reported.
It is clear that a sizeable amount of Malaysians no longer want to host such a racist guest. We hope Putrajaya and the police could take action against him.
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