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Mahathir Mohamad


Pakistan pledges to buy more Malaysian palm oil to compensate for India's withdrawal

February 05, 2020 10:59 am

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Tuesday that he discussed palm oil with Khan who was on a visit to Malaysia and that Pakistan had indicated it would import more from Malaysia.

India’s imports of palm oil — dynamics of the trade with Malaysia

January 29, 2020 9:29 am

While curbing oil imports has been under discussion since the Budget presented in July 2019, the move has been construed as retaliation against Malaysia’s PM, who has criticised India’s internal policy decisions.

Malaysia to buy more Indian sugar to resolve palm oil spat: report

January 23, 2020 11:30 am

India is the world's biggest sugar producer but is struggling with a surplus. Its exports are expected to rise to a record 5 million tonnes for the 2019/20 season.

Malaysia talks to India over palm curbs as wider trade spat looms: report

January 16, 2020 1:44 pm

India, the world's biggest buyer of edible oils, last week placed curbs on imports of refined palm oil and has informally asked traders to stop importing all kinds of palm oil from Malaysia, the world's second-biggest producer and exporter of the commodity after Indonesia.

CAA row: Malaysia's PM says 'concerned' about palm oil boycott but will speak against 'wrong things'

January 14, 2020 1:10 pm

"If we allow things to go wrong and think only about the money involved, then I think a lot of wrong things will be done, by us and by other people," Malaysia PM said. India had objected to Mahathir's criticism of CAA.

Malaysian PM Mahathir raises citizenship law, India hits back

December 21, 2019 4:40 pm

Talking to reporters after visiting the media centre at the Kuala Lumpur Summit on Friday, the Malaysian PM said, “I am sorry to see that India, which claims to be a secular state, is now taking action to deprive some Muslims of their citizenship.”

Ask 'old people' for advice: World's oldest PM Mahathir to Sanna Marin, the youngest

December 10, 2019 2:01 pm

"While we believe in the idealism of young people, it is important also for them to consider the experience of the old people," Mahathir, 94, said.

Palm oil import boycott: India asks Malaysia leadership to do ‘serious introspection’

October 25, 2019 2:35 am

Referring to the palm oil import boycott, Delhi said that trade cannot be “impervious” to the state of the bilateral relationship.

'Desist from making such remarks': MEA on Malaysian PM's Kashmir comment

October 04, 2019 9:39 pm

In his address to the UN General Assembly last week, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad remarked that India has "invaded and occupied" Jammu and Kashmir and that it must solve the issue with Pakistan through dialogue.

India rebuts Mahathir Mohamad claim on Zakir Naik

September 18, 2019 2:47 am

Mahathir told radio station BFM 89.9 that Modi, whom he met in Russia during an economic forum in the Russian city of Vladivostok earlier this month, made no extradition request for Zakir despite official notice from New Delhi.