27 April 2017
@NurJazlan: You’re being watched, end war of words on Zakir Naik
Deputy Home Minister Nur Jazlan Mohamed has called on all quarters to cease the war of words over controversial preacher Zakir Naik.
He also cautioned that the Home Ministry is monitoring all the groups involved.
“I would like to advise all these groups to stop their public war of words. Whether from Muslim groups, Hindu groups or others.
“The Home Ministry is monitoring this and will take action if the war of words create tension and threaten national security,” he told reporters in Kuala Lumpur today.
3 January 2018
Dismiss lawsuit to declare Zakir Naik unfit for Malaysian PR, Perkasa tells court
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 3 — A lawsuit seeking to disqualify Dr Zakir Naik’s Malaysian permanent residence status should be struck out since the controversial Muslim televangelist from India is not party to the court case, Perkasa told the Kuala Lumpur High Court today.
Adnan Seman, the lawyer for Muslim rights group Perkasa which intervened in the lawsuit, said he had argued that Dr Zakir should have been made a party to the case in order to answer the claims made against him.
“The government also submitted the same arguments that Zakir Naik should be made party to the proceedings. And because Zakir Naik is not made a party, this application should be rejected and dismissed,” he told reporters after a hearing in chambers before High Court judge Datin Azizah Nawawi.
Adnan said he had cited a Court of Appeal decision where all those affected by declaratory orders sought in court should be made party to a lawsuit.
“We also submitted the principle of law where the decision of the (home) minister or the Immigration director-general in awarding permanent residence should not be challenged in court except on any procedural defect. So we referred to various cases and sections in the Immigration Act itself,” he said.
Perkasa president Datuk Ibrahim Ali, who was present at court today, said the organisation had capped the numbers of its supporters that showed up at below 200 to avoid disrupting the court process.
Read more at http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/dismiss-lawsuit-to-declare-zakir-naik-unfit-for-malaysian-pr-perkasa-tells#VC3C02JKMiJGC7VE.99
The 17 activists who filed the lawsuit through an originating summon last March 1 included Hindraf chairman P. Waytha Moorthy, academic Dr Lim Teck Ghee, Sabah lawmaker Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan, lawyers Siti Kassim and Asiah Abd Jalil, and Sarawak activist Peter John Jaban.
They are seeking two court declarations, including one to declare that Dr Zakir is a person who is a threat to Malaysia’s security and friendly relations between Malaysia and other countries, as well as a threat to public order in the country.