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Tommy Thomas: Asked about India’s wish for Malaysia to expel Zakir Naik, Dr M said no country wanted him

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 31 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was not agreeable to the idea of Malaysia expelling fugitive Muslim preacher Dr Zakir Naik, as the then prime minister said no third country wanted to accept the Indian national, former attorney general Tan Sri Tommy Thomas has reportedly said in his latest book.

Dr Zakir, a preacher said to have controversial views, was previously given permanent resident status by Malaysia.

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