Friday, September 28, 2012

Call on the Home Minister to bar Zakir Naik from entering Malaysia.

Press Statement by M Kula Segaran, DAP National Vice Chairman and MP for Ipoh Barat in Parliament on Thursday, September 27, 2012
 
Call on the Home Minister to bar Zakir Naik from entering Malaysia.
 
Controversial Muslim preacher Zakir Naik from India  is scheduled to come to  Malaysia and expected to address several forums across the country, including in PWTC, from September 28 until Oct 7. 
 
He is known to have made very unacceptable and insensitive comments about other religions. 
 
Naik was denied entry into the United Kingdom and Canada in June 2010.
 
Naik was forbidden from entering Canada after Tarek Fatah founder of the Muslim Canadian Congress, warned MPs of NaiK’s views.
 
A news report dated June 22, 2012 quoted Tarek Fatah as below:-
“We are very happy that government agencies, having been made aware of his statements, have taken this decision,” Mr. Fatah said, adding that he sent a mass email to federal MPs last week, warning them of Dr. Naik’s views. “We certainly don’t want hate-mongers to come here.”
 
His views have also hurt the sensitivities the Hindu community.
 
I am shocked the Malaysian Government has given him the visa to come to Malaysia. 
 
I urge the authorities to reconsider the sensitivities of the various communities and disallow him to speak in our country.

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