KUALA LUMPUR: The government has not received any request from the Indian government for the extradition of controversial Islamic preacher Dr Zakir Naik, says Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.
“Indeed, I did ask (the Prime Minister) but as of to date, the Malaysian government has not received any application from India to extradite him,’’ the Deputy Prime Minister told reporters after attending the Pandan parliamentary Hari Raya open house yesterday.
Prior to this, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad had said that Malaysia would not bow to pressure from any quarters for Zakir to be sent home to India.
Dr Mahathir said Malaysia had the right to either send Zakir back or not after the Indian government was seen as hard-pressed to detain him for alleged money laundering activities. — Bernama