কূটনৈতিক বিবাদে পাম ওয়েল আমদানিতে ভারতের নতুন বিধিনিষিধে মালয়েশিয়া উদ্বিগ্ন হলেও নিজেদের অবস্থান থেকে সরে না যাওয়ার আভাস দিয়েছেন দেশটির প্রধানমন্ত্রী মাহাথির মোহাম্মদ।অর্থনৈতিকভাবে তার দেশ ক্ষতিগ্রস্ত হলেও অন্যায়ের বিরুদ্ধে সরব থাকার কথা জানিয়েছেন তিনি।-খবর ডন অনলাইন
Malaysia is worried about India’s new restrictions on palm oil imports in diplomatic disputes, but Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammed has warned that India will not step down.He said his country was economically disadvantaged but remained silent against wrongdoing. – News Dawn Online
India, the world’s largest consumer of edible oils, changed its policy last week to ban virtually all imported palm oil imports from Malaysia.Malaysia is the world’s second largest palm oil producer and exporter after Indonesia.
The Hindutva Modi government has objected to Mahathir’s silence against India’s new religious law.The 5-year-old prime minister has been outspoken in recent months, with Saudi Arabia and India having started bitter about Malaysia.
The Malaysian prime minister has also questioned India’s occupation of Kashmir earlier. While the country’s oil refiners are going to suffer huge losses, Mahathir said his government will find a solution.
“We are concerned,” he told reporters. Because in India we sell palm wells more often. But we should be sincere if we continue to do wrong. We have to say that.Mahathir said if we are allowed to continue the wrong, think only of the money associated with it. Then many will become wrong.
Reuters reported Monday that the Indian government has given informal instructions to traders to stay away from Malaysian palm wells. Now they are leaning more towards Indonesian oil.