Business Malaysia's PM Mahathir Mohamad defends criticism of India despite palm oil backlash Updated : January 14, 2020 12:05 PM IST India, the world’s biggest buyer of edible oils, last week changed rules that traders say effectively ban imports of refined palm oil from Malaysia. The move came after New Delhi objected to Mahathir’s criticism of India’s new religion-based citizenship law. India was Malaysia’s biggest buyer of palm oil in 2019, with 4.4 million tonnes of purchases. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.