KUALA LUMPUR, June 21 -- Controversial Mumbai-born Islamic preacher Dr Zakir Naik insists he will not return to his home country where he is wanted for money laundering charges unless the Indian Supreme Court issues a written guarantee that he will not be jailed until proven guilty.

The Malaysian permanent resident was responding to Indian news reports that New Delhi will issue another warrant for his arrest to appear before a special court in Mumbai next month.

"I don't understand the need for another warrant against me when similar warrant was issued in the courts twice in 2017.

"There was no need for this, especially in the absence of any evidence or proof of wrongdoing. This is merely to keep me in the news and take away focus from...