KUALA LUMPUR, 6 Jan 2009: The Muslim Consumers Association Malaysia (PPIM) will launch a nationwide campaign urging Malaysians to boycott products made by Jewish companies following Israel’s military invasion of Gaza.
Its secretary-general Datuk Dr Ma’mor Osman said the campaign would kick off at the National Mosque on 9 Jan.
He said the boycott campaign would be carried out with several other non-governmental organisations such as the Malaysian Chinese Muslim Association, Ummah Consultative Council (Pewaris), Muslim Restaurant Operators Association Malaysia (Presma) and Interactive Muslimah Association (Iman).
“This campaign is organised to protest against the injustice and atrocities committed by Israel and supported by its allies. Malaysians, especially Muslim consumers, should support this campaign,” he told reporters, here, today.
He said Israel must be told that its action was abhorred as its military assault on Gaza had killed more than 500 Palestinians and injured hundreds more.
Ma’mor said in the campaign, PPIM would also urge the Halal Industry Development Corporation (HDC) to withdraw the halal certificates issued to Jewish-owned companies.
“This is because the revenue earned from these products is used to make bombs and other weapons to attack Muslim states.”
He said by using their power, consumers could weaken the economy of these companies and send a clear message to Israel and its ally, the United States, not to victimise the Palestinians.
“This way, we can also increase the production and consumption of local products,” he added. — Bernama