We’re sure everyone’s been wondering why the hashtag #BoycottMalaysia became a trending topic in Malaysia recently.
This happened after Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad gave his “controversial” statement when addressing the current Jammu and Kashmir conflict. In this case, Tun M suggested that “the problems (between the parties from India and Pakistan) must be solved by peaceful means.”
"Jammu & Kashmir has been invaded & occupied by India," says Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad at #UNGA.ADVERTISEMENT
— Pak Army (@pak__fauj) September 28, 2019
Tun M’s statement has in turn received a number of negative reactions by most netizens from India who took offence to what he was saying in the speech. Most of them thought that the Pakatan Harapan minister was bias in leaning towards Pakistan instead of India.
They then took to Twitter to express their dissatisfaction by creating the hashtag #BoycottMalaysia – urging all locals to not to support anything that is Malaysian-related, including travelling to our country.
Shameless @chedetofficial finally shown your true colors.
I urge each and every Patriot Indian to #BoycottMalaysia .
The Shameless PM of this country is openly supporting Pakistan.
Going to boycott @AirAsia
Boycott Each and every thing related to #Malaysia #BoycottMalaysia
— रुपेश 🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳 (@Rajpoot_Roopesh) September 29, 2019
— Abhijit Majumder (@abhijitmajumder) September 29, 2019
Indians stop going to Malaysia
— ಚಂದ್ರು Chandru🇮🇳 (@chandru_gn) September 28, 2019
As of today, Tun M has not given any response in regards to the ongoing issue. For those who are curious, the speech was made during the United Nations General Assembly that was held recently.
Despite the issue, local keyboard warriors online have came forward to defend our PM. Most of them clapped back at the offended Indian citizens who slammed Tun M as well as Malaysia on Twitter. Take a look at their reactions below:
alhamdulillah. we are not welcoming if bad attitude and mentality like this. mostly indian come to malaysia and act like they're good in everything but they're not. we stan for our muslim brothers and sisters there.
— kong kalikong lah lu (@simambanghijau) October 1, 2019
Yes pleaseee. We don't want our malaysia smells like onion
— Zim (@MdHazimSyahmi) October 1, 2019
Haha it’s trending #BoycottMalaysia 😂😂 India really have to calm down. Why do you feel offended when what Tun said was right? Boycott Malaysia all the way you want but pls tell us abt the fate of thousands of kashmiris in the jails. This is not abt country, it’s abt humanity.
— survivors (@AhmadFikir) October 1, 2019
Why can’t everyone just get along?