KUALA LUMPUR – The Malaysian government did not receive any application from the Indian government seeking the extradition of international missionary Dr Zakir Naik for allegedly promoting terrorism in that country, said Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
The Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister said that if the Indian government made such an application on the basis of mutual legal assistance, Malaysia would fulfill the request and send Zakir to his home country.
“So far, I have not received any extradition request from the Indian government. I had discussed the matter of Zakir when I met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (during a visit to India several months ago) but there was no extradition request at that time.
“But I was informed that the Indian government had revoked his international passport, meaning he cannot travel on an Indian passport. He is in Malaysia as a permanent resident,” he said when winding up debate on the Supply Bill 2018 for the Home Ministry in the Dewan Rakyat.
Ahmad Zahid said the government constantly monitored the activities of Zakir in this country or abroad and would take action if he was involved in or promoted terrorism or illegal activities. – BERNAMA