SHAH ALAM: Zakir Naik is under investigation for the intent to provoke a breach of the peace, says the police.
“We have opened an investigation paper based on a report made in Gombak. Around 115 reports have been lodged on the matter so far, ” said Federal CID director Comm Datuk Huzir Mohamed during a press conference on Thursday (Aug 15) at the Selangor police headquarters.
Zakir had called on the Malaysian Chinese to "go back" first as they were the "old guests" of the country during a religious talk titled "Executive Talk bersama Dr Zakir Naik" in Kota Baru, Kelantan in response to calls for his own deportation.
Zakir's speech at the same venue was also condemned by many parties after he compared the Hindus in Malaysia to the Muslims in India, saying that the Hindus here enjoyed more than 100% rights in Malaysia compared to Muslims in India.
He alleged that the Hindus here were more loyal to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi than to Malaysia's Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
Zakir, who is an Indian citizen, has stirred controversy in Malaysia with his open evangelism criticising non-Muslims.
He is wanted in India over corruption charges but he was not deported, with certain parties saying that the charges were trumped-up.