Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad faced heat on Twitter after he raised the issue of Kashmir in one of his tweets.
“Now that I am no more the Prime Minister, I take it that I can now speak without restrain and address the Kashmir issue without threats of boycotts and such. At Kashmir’s one year lockdown since 5th August,” he said in a tweet.
On his comments, Twitterati lashed out at him for not speaking about human rights violations against Uyghur Muslims. They also accused him of not raising global concerns over Pakistan sponsored terrorism and human rights violations in Balochistan, Singh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Shoaib Wani said, “Now I can speak freely! if you really mean what you say, can you raise your voice against Uyghur Muslims in China? CCP suppressing our fellow Muslims, millions of men held in detention camps, sterilizing women without their consent, forcing them to disown Islam”.
Mursaleen Farooq said, “Three million Uighurs are suffering and are forced to live on the feet of Chinese Han. They can’t practice Islam, why don’t you say a word about them?”
“If you really want to be the voice of people, be the voice of innocent Uyghur Muslims of #China, Millions of innocent #Uyghur held in concentration camps for BEING MUSLIM! China is forcing them to disown Islam by any means possible”, Suleman Rashid said in a tweet.
Mahathir Mohamad, who remained the fourth and seventh Prime Minister of Malaysia also tweeted, “I offer no apology for what I had said though I am sorry that it had affected our palm oil export to India. I don’t know if that is a high price to pay for speaking out against such injustices”.
Mahathir’s remarks on the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the abrogation of Kashmir’s special status had caused a diplomatic row with India.