PUTRAJAYA: Penang Deputy Chief Minister II Dr P. Ramasamy and Perlis mufti Datuk Dr Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin have agreed to stop discussing their differences on issues surrounding controversial preacher Dr Zakir Naik and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).
The consensus was reached in a meeting between them which was mediated by Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Dr Mujahid Yusof at his office here on Monday (July 30).
"Both of them agreed that the issues should be left to the authorities," he told reporters after the 40-minute meeting.
Dr Ramasamy said he truly appreciated the initiative and glad the issue has been resolved.
Dr Mohd Asri added that such initiative proved that differences in opinions could be resolved through discussion.
Their feud arose after Dr Mohd Asri suggested a debate between Dr Ramasamy and Dr Zakir to see who was the real terrorist after Dr Ramasamy was linked to the LTTE.
Dr Zakir, who is a permanent resident of Malaysia, is wanted by the Indian government for alleged money-laundering and terrorism.