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Lapse in wisdom when it comes to Zakir Naik

Steve Oh
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COMMENT | Wisdom is needed in governing a nation, but sadly there seems a lapse where Dr Zakir Naik is concerned.

It was a mistake to let the preacher enter Malaysia, and a greater mistake to grant him a permanent residency. It would be the worst mistake to let him remain in Malaysia. We know about ticking racial and religious time bombs.

Harmony is the theme of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and Sultan Nazrin of Perak's concerns in recent speeches.

Why? Because Malaysia is grappling with the challenge from its own extremists tearing at the seams of communal harmony. So how would having a controversial foreigner like Zakir in the country help...

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