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Police open probe against Dong Zong, Zakir Naik - CID Chief

Last update: 15/08/2019
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 15 (Bernama) -- The police have opened an investigation after having received six reports against the United Chinese School Committees Association of Malaysia (Dong Zong), CID director Datuk Huzir Mohamed said today.

“We have opened an investigation paper and the probe is being conducted by the Bukit Aman Classified Criminal Investigation Unit (D5),” he said when approached at the Selangor Police headquarters.

Dong Zong chairman Tan Tai Kim had reportedly said that the Chinese education organisation will launch a campaign to collect signatures in protest against the introduction of the khat calligraphy in vernacular schools and had insisted that this government move is a form of Islamisation.

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad responded on Tuesday by labelling the organisation as racist for never agreeing with any decision of the government including the setting up of vision schools that group Chinese, Tamil and national schools in one complex.

Huzir also said that the police have opened an investigation after having received 115 police reports against controversial Muslim preacher Dr Zakir Naik.

“This case is being investigated under Section 504 of the Penal Code for intentional insult with intent to provoke a breach of the peace,” he said.

Zakir of India has permanent residence status in this country.

Last Tuesday, Dr Mahathir reportedly said that Zakir could not be sent back to India for fear that he may be killed. However, he is open to any suggestion for Zakir to be sent to any other country that may want to accept him.

Zakir is wanted in India for allegedly making hate speeches and laundering money.

In a speech in Kota Bharu recently, Zakir was reported to have compared the Hindus in Malaysia to the Muslims in India, saying that the Hindus in this country are more loyal to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi than to Dr Mahathir.

Zakir has also allegedly criticised the Chinese in Malaysia in response to calls for him to be repatriated.

-- BERNAMA



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