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Jho Low vs Zakir Naik paradox afflicts Malaysia

Jho Low - Photograph: utusan.com.my

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What hope do we have of bringing Jho Low back to Malaysia when Zakir Naik is safely ensconced here, wonders JD Lovrenciear.

As a senior citizen, I echo the kopitiam talk being shared by many citizens.

It was over the news that wanted Malaysian businessman Low Taek Jho was in Cyprus or somewhere in the Middle-East. [And now an Asia Times report claims the fugitive has just been to India for a few days.]

Inspector General of Police Hamid Bador had earlier been reported as saying: “It is irresponsible for a certain country to continue to protect (the) fugitive.

“We have requested the country concerned to extradite the businessman, but it seems that he is enjoying immunity from any action from the authorities in that country.”

So on that same note, Malaysians are asking what about Zakir Naik – a fugitive as far as his motherland, India, goes – but enjoying celebrated freedom here in Malaysia.

Zakir Naik – Photograph: Maapu – Creative Commons, commons.wikimedia.org

In all likelihood, wouldn’t India be saying exactly the same thing in response to Malaysia’s claims justifying why Zakir Naik is being taken care of here?

Social media is abuzz with an avalanche of comments expressing a similar train of thought.

What do our political leaders have to say?

If kleptocracy has not shamed us enough, here we go again with yet another paradox that tears away at our dignity and honour.

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