COMMENT | When controversial preacher Zakir Naik attempted to conduct his activities in Penang last month, he was told he had to apply for permission to do so as he was considered an outside preacher.
Penang Deputy Chief Minister I Ahmad Zakiyuddin Abdul Rahman also cautioned that “all preachers must remember not to create conflict between religions and also in the Muslim community.
"Although we may be of the same religion, not everyone has the same views, so preachers must be cautious not to create misunderstanding," he added.
That was sound advice, Zakiyuddin. Well done.
According to Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Mujahid Yusof Rawa, all states have the right to accept or reject applications to allow Zakir Naik to preach or conduct religious activities...