KUALA LUMPUR: Police will continue questioning controversial Muslim preacher Dr Zakir Naik on Monday after yesterday’s session to record his statement was cut short at his own request.
He is being questioned for allegedly making provocative remarks, which have come under widespread criticism.
Businessman Koon Yew Yin will also be questioned on Monday about disparaging remarks about the Armed Forces.
Bukit Aman CID director Huzir Mohamed said Zakir Naik’s session yesterday was stopped after five hours when the preacher asked for a postponement so that he could break his fast.
He was questioned under Section 504 of the Penal Code for intentional insult with intent to provoke a breach of peace. He arrived at Bukit Aman after Friday prayers and left the premises around 8.15 pm without making any statements to the media.
“Zakir will be called back to Bukit Aman to have his statement recorded at 3pm on Monday,” Huzir said in a statement here today.
Police will also record a statement by businessman Koon Yew Yin on Monday for saying that many Armed Forces personnel did nothing except “eating and sleeping”. He has since apologised for his remarks.
Huzir said Tan Tai Kim, chairman of the Chinese educationist group Dong Zong, will be questioned soon about the group’s claim that the introduction of Jawi khat in vernacular schools was a form of Islamisation.