#BoycottMalaysia: Netizens shower love for Tun M

#BoycottMalaysia Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad raised the Kashmir issue at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) India
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad raised the Kashmir issue at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA)

KUALA LUMPUR – Known for being very vocal over the plights on humanity issues, Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad made his mark again during the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) by sharing his opinion on the issues surrounding Jammu and Kashmir.

During his address at the 74th UN General Debate, Mahathir said that despite the UN resolution on Jammu and Kashmir, they have been invaded and occupied by India.

Nevertheless, his sincere opinion who wanted the issue to be handled amicably at the UN has drew ire among some netizens, especially the citizens of India, causing them to launch the #BoycottMalaysia campaign.

“There may be reasons for this action but it is still wrong. The problem must be solved by peaceful means. India should work with Pakistan to resolve this problem. Ignoring the UN would lead to other forms of disregard for the UN and the Rule of Law,” said Mahathir.

An Indian journalist, Abhijit Majumder called Malaysia a hostile country in his tweet.

“Simply #BoycottMalaysia. If it isn’t urgent, don’t travel there. Avoid trade. With this bigoted and uninformed man heading it, it is a hostile State,” he tweeted.

The local netizens certainly did not keep mum on the matter when Malaysia and its Prime Minister are being criticised at the international arena.

“We ‘interfere’ because the people that you murder , torture and imprison are Muslims. Malaysia is a Muslim country so do you expect us to stand by and watch our Muslim brothers and sisters get killed? Shame on you,” Aleef Imran tweeted.

An Indian citizen living in Malaysia, Anirudh Narayan defended Mahathir’s statement who wanted to deliver the message on the fates of the people in Kashmir.

“As a person who has lived in both India and Malaysia, the #BoycottMalaysia  makes no sense. Malaysia is not anti-Indian or Hindu (visit once and find out) in the slightest. @chedetofficial was highlighting the negative state of Kashmir right now! Focus on the PEOPLE is the msg!,” he wrote in his tweet handle. -MalaysiaGazette

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