Malaysia: no land given to Zakir Naik for channel

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Prime Minister's Office Refused On Tuesday To Receive Messages From An Indian Transmitter That Controversial Preacher Has Been Received A Piece Of Land To Restart His Satellite Channel.

The Also Rejected As Unfounded Allegations That The Pastor Has Got A Lock From State Radio Netherlands Malaysia . The Statement Quoted" A Report Brought Under Its Attention By A India-Based Television Channel," Claiming Zakir Naik" Rewarded" And By The Government.

With India's recently charging Naik with laundering money worth Rs 193 crore and Sri Lanka also banning Peace TV, the preacher's presence in Malaysia is turning into a divisive issue.

At a rally held in Kuala Lumpur last week, hardline Malaysia n Islamic Party's deputy president Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man said they must prevent the government from deporting Naik. Naik rubs shoulders with political bigwigs and is interestingly employed as a 'consultant' by religious outfits.

Sources In The Government Said That The Issue Of Naik Deporting To India Would Be Discussed At A Cabinet Meeting.