Malaysiakini - Sniper : TDM is factually wrong. After the independence of India and Pakistan, Kashmir stayed out. But few months later Pakistan invaded. Kashmir asked India for help and in return signed a treaty to join India. India sent in troops to stop Pakistan halfway. Another 48 hours would have meant that Pakistan being fully kicked out of Kashmir.
But "kind" Nehru declared a unilateral ceasefire (although his army was winning) and went to the UN. UN created a resolution asking Pakistan to exit Kashmir. Pakistan never did.
Now the nutcase TDM, who hates his own South Indian Kerala genes, is trying to cosy up to Pakistan, a known terror promoting state.
And in the process he will hurt FELDA settlers. Who are almost 99.999% peaceful Muslim.
Fernz : Mahathir has telegraphed that Harapan cannot trust him. He represents Umno and PAS through Bersatu.
He's the enemy within.
It's not about Islam but the fact that they can't wag their tail under rule of law, the basis of the Constitution.
So, they try to wag their tail under their religion.
When I cited the Constitution to a bogus Malay and/or so-called Malay former colleague in KL, he said, "they will say F the Constitution.
We have something bigger than the Constitution up there" and he pointed at the sky.
Unlike China, India's economy is mostly based on domestic consumption. India exports very little and only does so to facilitate imports.
China failed to turn around its economy from exports to domestic consumption. As a result, it fell victim to Trump's imposition of tariffs. It had to also embark on the hare-brained BRI scam.
Hare-brained because while it may benefit the other participants as well, they can't afford to repay the massive loans from China in US$.
Like in the case of the US, India's huge domestic market is a powerful economic weapon which can be wielded against "errant" countries like Malaysia and "recalcitrant" leaders like Mahathir.
Indian tourists can skip Malaya and visit Sabah and Sarawak from Singapore.
When Chinese troops intruded into Bhutan's Doklam Plateau recently, under the pretext of building a road in "Chinese" territory, New Delhi warned that China's US$70b market in India was at risk.
The tall burly Indian soldiers also physically pushed and/or threw the short skinny scrawny Chinese soldiers across the border.
Now, XiJinping is in India to mend fences and work out trade agreements.
At the same time, India is holding military exercises along the line of control in Arunachal Pradesh.
India has also said that China must respect international law on the South China Sea.
India and Russia are engaged with Vietnam in tapping oil and gas resources in the South China Sea.