SHAH ALAM: The Selangor state government will abide by police advice on whether to allow controversial preacher Dr Zakir Naik to give public talks in the state, says Selangor Mentri Besar Amirudin Shari (pic).
"This is because it involves security matters. We have referred the matter to the police and any barring will depend on their advice," he said after the launch of the Avisena Women's and Children's Specialist Hospital here on Thursday (Aug 22).
Amirudin was asked if the Selangor state government will bar Dr Zakir Naik from giving talks in Selangor.
Amirudin said that as a state government, it had always advised all agencies to ensure peace and stability in the state.
On Tuesday (Aug 20), all state-level police chiefs had been ordered to bar Dr Zakir from delivering public talks in every state in Malaysia.
Dr Zakir has been wanted by the Indian authorities since 2016 for alleged money-laundering and inciting extremism, charges that some say are trumped up.
He is being probed under Section 504 of the Penal Code for intentional insult, with intent to provoke a breach of the peace.
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