M'sia wants to send Zakir to a 'safe country', Mahathir tells India news outlet

Modified 9 Aug 2020, 11:11 am

A third stint in Putrajaya as prime minister will not see Dr Mahathir Mohamad approving India's request for extradition of fugitive preacher Dr Zakir Naik, according to the former premier.

Instead, Mahathir told Indian news outlet WION in a recent interview that Zakir, who has held permanent residence status in Malaysia since 2016, would most likely be sent to another country where "he would be safe"...

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