Mahathir Mohamad’s remarks came as a Tunisian man killed three people at a church in Nice, France.
Acknowledging the strained diplomatic relations between Malaysia and India over his remarks, Mahathir on Tuesday said that it was necessary to speak out on issues, even though such remarks could be disliked by some.
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said that PM Narendra Modi, whom he met in Russia during an economic forum earlier this month, made no extradition request for Zakir Naik despite an official notice from New Delhi.
Mahathir Mohamad calls French President Emmanuel Macron’s response ‘primitive’.
Misperceptions which bring people together against Muslims would be corrected; the issue of blasphemy would be properly contextualized; series and films would be produced on Muslim history to educate, Imran Khan said.
Prime Minister Modi met the Malaysian Prime Minister on the sidelines of the fifth meeting of the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) held in Vladivostok in the Russian Far East Region.
Mahathir's party Bersatu announced it was leaving the "Pact of Hope" coalition -- suggesting they could be making their own attempt to form a government.