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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Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi are expected to discuss long-standing border issues, tourism and trade during their summit. Photo: AFP

Xi has an eye on Kashmir. Is Modi watching Hong Kong, Xinjiang and the South China Sea?

  • In a dig at India’s leader, opposition politician Manish Tewari has asked if Modi will raise the sensitive issues during his informal summit with the Chinese president
  • But analysts say it is a political move to pressure Modi’s BJP, and his stance does not reflect the Congress party’s position on Beijing
Topic |   China-India relations

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Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi are expected to discuss long-standing border issues, tourism and trade during their summit. Photo: AFP
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