Are Malaysia Mamak Restaurants Funding Zakir Naik?!

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Is controversial preacher Zakir Naik being funded by mamak restaurants in Malaysia?!

Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Zakir Naik Is Funded By Mamak Restaurants In Malaysia!

This message has gone viral on WhatsApp and social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, claiming that controversial preacher Zakir Naik is being funded by mamak restaurants in Malaysia!

Persatuan Restoran Mamak Malaysia (PRMM) has 17,351 restaurants in Malaysia. They have been donating RM 10/mth to Dr. Zakir Naik. Monthly fixed income given to him at RM175,000.00 every month not only to destroy unity of this Nation but also to propogate Islamic values to non-muslim natives.

Spending your money by patronising in Mamak Restaurants is indirectly helping this India’s wanted FUGITIVE to destroy our peaceful Nation. ūüė°

Let us Boycott all Mamak Restaurants nationwide with immediate effect.

Please viral this message.

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Is Zakir Naik Being Funded By Mamak Restaurants?!

 

No Evidence Mamak Restaurants In Malaysia Are Funding Zakir Naik

There is really NO EVIDENCE that mamak restaurants in Malaysia are funding Zakir Naik, and here is what we know so far…

Fact #1 : This Is An Old Viral Claim

This claim about Zakir Naik being funded by the mamak restaurants in Malaysia isn’t new.

The viral message first started circulating in 2019, before going viral again in 2021, and now, in 2023.

Fact #2 : PRMM Does Not Exist

The Persatuan Restoran Mamak Malaysia (PRMM), which translates as Association of Mamak Restaurants of Malaysia, does not exit. There are only two associations in Malaysia representing mamak restaurants:

  • Malaysian Muslim Restaurant Owners Association (PRESMA / Persatuan Pengusaha Restoran Muslim Malaysia), and
  • Malaysian Indian Restaurant Operators Association (PRIMAS / Persatuan Pengusaha Restoran India).

Representatives of both PRESMA and PRIMAS said they have never heard of PRMM.

Fact #3 : Both PRESMA + PRIMAS Denied The Viral Claim

Both associations representing mamak restaurants in Malaysia – PRESMA and PRMAS, denied the allegations that they are funding Zakir Naik.

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Fact #4 : Impossible To Have Over 17K Mamak Restaurants In Malaysia

While mamak restaurants may seem ubiquitous, there are not so many mamak restaurants in Malaysia.

PRESMA has about 4,000 members, although they are not all mamak restaurants.

PRIMAS, on the other hand, has about 1,150 members who operate banana leaf restaurants. Only 25% of its members were Indian-Muslims.

Fact #5 : This Is Just Malaysian Fake News

This is really just another example of fake news targeting people in Malaysia. Here are examples of other Malaysian fake news that I fact checked earlier.

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