Dhaka, Aug. 20 -- Fugitive preacher Dr Zakir Naik apologised today for causing any "misunderstanding" after being questioned twice by the police for his alleged racial and religious remarks during a recent lecture in Kelantan, reports Malay Mail.

The India-born man wanted in his home country for allegedly funding terror activities also said racism is "evil" and denies he is racist as claimed, adding in a statement that he does not want anyone to harbour "ill feelings" towards him.

"Even though I have clarified myself, I feel I owe an apology to everyone who feels hurt because of this misunderstanding. I do not want any of you to harbour ill feelings for me. It was never my intention to upset any individual or community.

"It is against ...