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PM: It is quite clear Zakir Naik wants to participate in racial politics

Published on 18 Aug 2019 6:42:01 PM

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on Sunday said that “it is quite clear” that controversial preacher Dr Zakir Naik attempted to incite racial hate by making racially-tinged remarks against Malaysians.

He also said that Zakir had overstepped his privilege as a foreigner with a permanent resident status by issuing political statements, after attending the 2019 World Statistics Congress opening ceremony.