Harvested palm oil fruits are seen on a plantation. Photo: Reuters

Mahathir stands by Kashmir comments amid India palm oil boycott, says countries should abide by UN resolutions

  • ‘We speak our minds and don’t retract or change,’ the Malaysian leader told reporters although he acknowledged the boycott could exacerbate what he described as a trade war between both sides
  • Meanwhile, another Malaysian minister warned that new rules from the European Union could hurt demand for palm oil in food products, dealing a huge blow to the industry
Topic |   Malaysia

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Harvested palm oil fruits are seen on a plantation. Photo: Reuters
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A palm oil plantation in Johor, Malaysia. Photo: Reuters

Disgruntled India weighs options on ties and palm oil amid #BoycottMalaysia campaign

  • The diplomatic fallout from Malaysia’s criticism over Kashmir is spreading to the economy as Indian businesses shun their palm oil suppliers in favour of Indonesian alternatives
  • With nationalists waging a social media campaign to boycott Malaysian imports, expectations are high that New Delhi will impose curbs or taxes
Topic |   India

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A palm oil plantation in Johor, Malaysia. Photo: Reuters
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