Fallout in keeping Zakir Naik
Civil liberties lawyer Syahredzan Johan alleged that he received a death threat via Facebook yesterday after he suggested that authorities rescind controversial India-born preacher Dr Zakir Naik’s permanent resident status here.
(MMO) – Syahredzan Johan gets death threat after proposing withdrawal of Zakir Naik’s PR status
The political secretary to Iskandar Puteri MP Lim Kit Siang posted screenshots of the threatening messages on Twitter this morning.
“So I got this in FB. Not sure what powers he thinks I have,” Syahredzan wrote.
Syahredzan also appended a screen capture of the poster’s Facebook page that identified him as a resident of Damansara.
In the message, the Facebook user threatened to decapitate the lawyer.
“You are a bastard. You expel Dr Zakir Naik, I will hunt you until I find you and I will separate that pig head of yours from your body. This I swear for the sake of Islam and the Malay race,” the person wrote.
He later accused Syahredzan of paying “Indian boys” to protect him, claiming none would do so unless there were rewarded with pay.
Syahredzan said he did not know who his anonymous defenders were but thanked them nevertheless.