Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad reaffirmed his stand on not deporting the controversial Muslim preacher. - NSTP/AHMAD IRHAM MOHD NOOR.

PUTRAJAYA: Dr Zakir Naik will not be deported to India, for now.

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad reaffirmed his stand on not deporting the controversial Muslim preacher.

"As of now, there is no change (on my stand)," he said when asked whether he still stood by his decision of not sending Zakir back to his home country.

The prime minister said this at a press conference after the second series of meeting with civil servants, here, today.