KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 16 — Controversial televangelist Dr Zakir Naik spent around five hours today recording his statements with federal police after he was summoned to Bukit Aman over his statements during an event in Kelantan last weekend.
The preacher, said to have arrived at the police headquarters at around 3pm, was seen leaving in a black Toyota Innova MPV at 8.15pm.
Dr Zakir, dressed in a white shirt with his customary white “kopiah” or skullcap, left without addressing the horde of media personnel standing by outside the headquarters in anticipation of his departure.
It is understood that Dr Zakir had his statements taken by investigators from Bukit Aman’s Prosecution/Law division (D5).
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 15 — Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has warned Malaysians and non-citizens against disrupting harmony and public order in the country, amid heightened ethno-religious tensions here.
Speaking in a statement for the first time since several controversies erupted in the country, also warned the public against spreading fake news and slander that touches on sensitivities of the public.
“I would like to remind everyone, including those who are not Malaysia citizens, that enforcement agencies under my ministry will not hesitate to take legal action against anyone that threatens the harmony or public order of this country,” Muhyiddin said.
“All parties must stop making speculative remarks. Instead, they should wait for full reports from the authorities before commenting on certain issues. This is to avoid any slanderous statements or reckless accusation,” he added.
He said the police have called Chinese educationist group Dong Zong, tycoon Tan Sri Koon Yew Yin, and fugitive televangelist Dr Zakir Naik in for questioning over their recent remarks.
“This is due to several police reports being lodged against them. Investigations
are in progress,” he said, adding that several others have also been questioned and are under police observation.
“Further action will be taken, including charges under Section 504 of the Penal Code if there is sufficient evidence,” he said.
Section 504 covers insult with intent to provoke breach of peace and is punishable with up to two years’ jail, a fine, or both.
“I urge anyone with information regarding the statement or comments to report it to the authorities by sending a screen shot to the official social media account of the police,” he said.
Cops summon Naik, Dong Zong and Perak tycoon as Putrajaya warns against race rhetoric
PETALING JAYA: Police will summon controversial preacher Dr Zakir Naik and tycoon Koon Yew Yin for questioning over the controversial remarks made by the duo.
Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin also said that Chinese education group, Dong Zong, would also be called in.