Malaysia's Mahathir stands by Kashmir comments despite India palm oil boycott

Posted In: News Date:Oct 22nd, 2019

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Tuesday said he would not retract his criticism of New Delhi's actions in occupied Kashmir despite Indian traders calling for an unprecedented boycott of Malaysian palm oil.

The impasse could exacerbate what Mahathir described as a trade war between the world's second biggest producer and exporter of the commodity and its biggest buyer so far this year.

India's top vegetable oil trade body on Monday asked its members to stop buying Malaysian palm oil after Mahathir said at the UN General Assembly last month that India had "invaded and occupied" Kashmir.


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