Kuala Lumpur: Prem & # 39; -Minister Dr. Mahathir Mohammad has hit back at comments Perlis mufti Mohd Asri Zeynul Abidin that the "voices" of those who defend Islam in the current administration is unlikely to be heard.
"Because he's deaf," said Mahathir, when asked to comment on the statement in ASRI.
"If he could hear what we were doing a lot of Muslims and Islam, but he does not hear it," he said on the sidelines of the 20th AAMO three-year gala dinner and awards in a hotel here tonight.
Earlier today, Asri took potshots Pakatan Harapan administration officer after his arrest, allegedly derogatory remarks against Hindu.
"I do not blame the police, but this is due to the political reality, which allows Muslims to be bullied," he said in defense of the controversial preacher Muhammad Zamri Vinoth Kalimuthu, who was arrested yesterday morning in Arau, Perlis.
Zamri, who heads the Muslim organization spread of Malaysian center is being investigated under Section 298A of the Penal Code and section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act for lectures in mosques in Kelantan last year.
Asri said the current "political realities" were allowed to mock Muslims, adding that the authorities had not acted against the government leaders who made statements insulting to Muslims.
"Many statements offend Muslims were made by people who with & # 39 are part of the current government, creating racial tension, but they were only called to give evidence," he said.