How is NPR related to NRC?

To discredit India on the Kashmir issue, the NRC and CAA are tantamount to intervening

Politicians need to remember that the well-being of Malaysians and the country's economy are more important than interfering with the internal affairs of other countries. This policy must be written in our book of diplomacy and must be adhered to by all politicians. Malaysia should have a policy of non-interference when it comes to the internal affairs of other countries. Interfering with problems faced by other countries will only open the door for them to intervene in ours. You have to return the favor in many hostile ways. The Rohingya issue In connection with Asean, Malaysia has bilateral relations with Myanmar, from which both countries benefit economically. The plight of the Rohingya is undoubtedly a concern of Malaysia, as many of these people are hidden in the country as refugees. Thousands seek refuge in Bangladesh and India. This does not mean, however, that Malaysia should boycott or punish Myanmar for its treatment of the Rohingya. The Rohingya refugee problem has undoubtedly become a curse for many other countries, and Myanmar must work diplomatically to resolve the problem. It would be advisable to mediate with the parties involved and convince Myanmar to take back the thousands of refugees who have left the country. On humanitarian grounds, help build hospitals and schools and bring other forms of aid to Rakhine State. In addition, it is the responsibility of Myanmar. Trying to punish Myanmar and intervene in its internal problems is a very short-sighted solution as it will only lead to disagreement among Asean countries. The Uighur Muslim Question Both China and India are among Malaysia's largest trading partners. They are among the largest importers of palm oil in the country. China has invested a lot in the country. Malaysia cannot afford to make enemies of these two countries. With regard to Xinjiang, it is unwise for Malaysia to intervene on the Uighur Muslim issue. Many Muslim countries remain silent on this issue. Perceived or real, some have claimed that Uighur Muslims have been victims of discrimination while China claims that they are undergoing a rehabilitation program. Even if the plight of Uighur Muslims is real, it is only legitimate for Malaysia to take a non-interventionist approach to solving this problem. China has been Malaysia's largest trading partner for 10 years in a row. Last year trade grew by 8.1% to 313.8 billion RM. This accounted for 16.7% of all trade in Malaysia, according to the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (Miti). Insulting China means disrupting existing bilateral relations and influencing Malaysia economically. Perhaps Malaysia can only give the Chinese advice and offer humanitarian aid to Uighur Muslims if necessary. But it all depends on the Chinese government whether or not they accept it. Unfortunately, some zealots have run into a frenzy, taking the Uyghur issue onto the streets and social media for political miles or public attention, while attempting to indirectly belittle the local Chinese ethnic minority. However, the Chinese citizens of Malaysia have no connection with the Uighur Muslims or with China. These groups have also berated the Malaysian Buddhists about Myanmar and the Rohingya, even though the Malaysian Buddhists have no connection with the Myanmar government. India's Internal Problems The repeal of Articles 370 and 35A of India's Constitution repealing the Kashmiri region's special status, the Citizenship Amendment Act 2019 (CAA), the National Population Register (NPR) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) are India’s internal problems which have recently been controversial in this country. To discredit India on the Kashmir issue, the NRC and CAA are tantamount to intervening. Instead, on the Kashmiri issue, Malaysia should have asked both Pakistan and India to resolve the conflict peacefully. India's "integrity and territorial unity" is India's problem, and urging Pakistan and India to resolve the Kashmiri issue peacefully and diplomatically urging them to ease tension is a smarter position for Malaysia than to take sides. It is up to these two countries to develop a bilateral negotiation process and to other countries to support their mutual decision, whatever it is. Geopolitically, Jammu-Kashmir is part of Indian territory. The entire Kashmir region itself is divided into four parts, all of which are controlled by India, Pakistan and China. However, with both India and Pakistan still under high tension over Indian-controlled Kashmir, the recent CAA and NRC question, which is widely misunderstood, by some religious and political factions in India became, to some extent, for their political Mileage exploited and Malaysia shouldn't have addressed these issues. This is India's internal business. Just let them solve the problem in their own country. It shouldn't be our concern. Malaysia's currently healthy export dynamic to India could be slowed significantly if there are restrictions on imports of palm oil through that country. This is because palm oil is the largest contributor to the overall increase in India's import demand from Malaysia. Malaysia's palm oil sector is also particularly vulnerable to Indian trade measures, as the latter is a significant export destination. Malaysia will lose if the Indian government considers imposing trade restrictions on Malaysia's palm oil. Politics without intervention It would make sense for Malaysia to orientate itself towards our neighboring countries. The governments of Indonesia and Singapore, for example, have a policy of non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries. It is the same with other Asean countries. They do not interfere in the affairs of other countries as they believe that this is the international standard of diplomacy. This has helped these countries attract foreign investment to stimulate their economies. Indonesia, the largest Muslim majority country, and other Asean countries have this written in their diplomacy book. Malaysia should follow suit. In short, a policy of no intervention means good relations with our trading partners and with neighboring countries. If we do not interfere in the affairs of other countries, those countries will not interfere in ours. As a small country, making enemies with other countries is not a good sign for our economy. (Courtesy Free Malaysia Today)

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