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Malaysia says talking to India to buy 'our palm oil' amid boycott call

REUTERS
Published : Oct 24, 2019, 10:51 am IST
Updated : Oct 24, 2019, 10:51 am IST

'We are continuously engaging not only with India but all countries to purchase our palm oil,' minister Darell Leiking said

A top vegetable oil trade body in Mumbai on Monday asked its members to stop buying Malaysian palm oil, after criticism by Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad at the UN General Assembly on New Delhi's decision to end Jammu and Kashmir's special status. (Photo: File)
 A top vegetable oil trade body in Mumbai on Monday asked its members to stop buying Malaysian palm oil, after criticism by Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad at the UN General Assembly on New Delhi's decision to end Jammu and Kashmir's special status. (Photo: File)

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia is in talks with India and other countries to urge them to continue buying Malaysian palm oil, its trade minister said on Thursday, after calls for a boycott of the commodity by Indian traders.

"We are continuously engaging not only with India but all countries to purchase our palm oil," minister Darell Leiking said

A top vegetable oil trade body in Mumbai on Monday asked its members to stop buying Malaysian palm oil, after criticism by Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad at the UN General Assembly on New Delhi's decision to end Jammu and Kashmir's special status.

Tags: palm oil, mahathir mohamad, un general assembly, kashmir issue
Location: Malaysia, Pahang