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G25 fears local clerics may take after Zakir Naik

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Controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik might embolden local Muslim clerics to follow his "intolerant" style.

This is the concern of prominent Malay-Muslims of G25, who said they are increasingly concerned about the tolerance shown by Malaysian authorities towards Zakir's extreme statements.

"We believe in free speech, but when it is allowed in favour of a certain person and denied to others who have different views; that is not a healthy kind of freedom for our multicultural society.

"We are also concerned that Zakir's negative remarks on other religions are emboldening our Malaysian clerics to follow his intolerant style...

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