Police Confirm Investigating Zakir Naik for Incitement

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Zakir Naik is under investigation for provocation stemming from his remarks about Malaysia’s minority communities during an event in Kelantan last week.

Federal Criminal Investigation Department director Commissioner Datuk Huzir Mohamed confirmed the prove under Section 504 of the Penal Code for intentional insult with intent to provoke a breach of the peace.

“Investigation papers were opened following a number of police reports we received.

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“As of today, we received a total of 115 police reports nationwide,” he said during a press conference at the Selangor Contingent police headquarters today.

However, Huzir declined to elaborate on the progress of the investigation.

Meanwhile, the Sarawak government has barred Zakir from entering the state.

Deputy chief minister Tan Sri Dr James Jemut Masing and state local government and housing minister Datuk Dr Sim Kui Hian today confirmed the state government’s decision.

James Masing said Zakir’s highly seditious remarks could pose potential dangers to the ethnic and religious harmony of Sarawak and the state government had decided to bar him from entering the state.