Muslim televangelist Zakir Naik. Photo: EPA-EFE

Muslim preacher Zakir Naik sues Malaysian MP over comments on Tamil Tigers-linked arrests

  • Hardline televangelist launches legal action against Charles Santiago, saying the politician’s remarks have damaged his reputation
  • Santiago had said the detention of ethnic Indians over alleged links to the militant group was a tool to punish those critical of Zakir
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Muslim televangelist Zakir Naik. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Posters of Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and leader-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim at a 2018 rally in Kuala Lumpur. Photo: Reuters

The Malaysian dilemma: can Mahathir and Anwar get Pakatan Harapan back on track?

  • The prime minister and the leader-in-waiting have seen much goodwill from last year’s stunning election win evaporate over succession squabbles and a lack of concrete reforms – and the opposition is gaining ground
  • Despite reassurances from the party leadership, some fear a return to the old rivalries between Mahatir and Anwar
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Posters of Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and leader-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim at a 2018 rally in Kuala Lumpur. Photo: Reuters
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