The Home Ministry said preacher Zakir Naik was allowed to enter this country as he had not been listed as a terrorist under the United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1267, which was adopted on October 15, 1999.
“The Immigration Department cannot deny him entry since he does not violate the country’s law,” said the Home Ministry in a written reply to a question from M Kula Segaran (DAP-Ipoh Barat).
Kula has asked why Zakir Naik was not denied entry into Malaysia since he was said to be involved in terrorism in several countries.
The Immigration Department has blacklisted all individuals, who are potential threats to national security, based on information received from enforcement agencies.
The Home Ministry said a total of 1,220,054 people were prohibited from entering Malaysia from 2010 to 2017. — Bernama