PETALING JAYA: Malaysia #Hindu Sangam (MHS) had expressed their disappointment and displeasure at the snub from the government on their request to ban Zakir Naik’s public talks, despite an earlier assurance from the Inspector-General of Police (IGP).
In a statement, Datuk RS Mohan Shan, the President of MHS, said that the sensitivities of the Hindu communities were being disregarded by the Government, despite knowing that the Hindu community in Malaysia were raged with Zakir Naik’s provocative public talks and the organizer’s issuance of VIP-tickets for those who brings Non-Muslims for the event.
“The Deputy Prime Minister said that the ‘Government’ had given the green light for Zakir Naik to talk at UTeM in Melaka. How did the Government decide on this, when their own component party, the MIC – which is part of the Government – had opposed vehemently together with MHS and the various Hindu NGO’s on Zakir Naik’s public talks?”, asked Datuk RS Mohan Shan.
Datuk RS Mohan Shan referred to MIC’s call on Monday where the party demanded that Zakir Naik should be banned from entering the country altogether.
While praising MIC’s stand over this matter, Mohan Shan added that the Deputy Prime Minister should have consulted Malaysia Hindu Sangam prior to making the decision, rather than reaching a compromise with the organizer whose concern is only with the financial investment and gain, rather than the matter of national unity and harmony.
“And Zakir Naik is well known for his manipulative provocations with his shallow knowledge of other religion, and his attempt to convert Hindus and Non-Muslims during these public talks”, warned Datuk RS Mohan Shan.
Datuk RS Mohan Shan reiterates that the Hindus are not against any scholars to promote and enhance their respective religious or spiritual knowledge, but only against those who discriminates and undermines other religion at their public talks.