Malaysia: Don’t Blindly Boycott U.S Goods

Posted: January 14, 2009 in Life, Malaysia, World
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Don't blindly boycott U.S goods

Don't blindly boycott U.S goods

The people have the rights to boycott American goods although the government may not do so, said principal fellow with the Faculty of Economics and Management, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Datuk Muhammad Salleh Majid to Berita Nasional Malaysia(Bernama).

He said if the people were to do so, they should know the reasons for the boycott, otherwise it would serve no purpose.

‘They should not do it blindly and they should also be prepared for the consequences. The intention must be firm and clear,’ the former president of the then Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (now Bursa Malaysia) told Bernama today.

Muhammad Salleh said Malaysia was capable of boycotting American products just like in the early 1980s when former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad launched the “Buy British Last” campaign.

‘Likewise, we can do a similar campaign or stop using the USD and switch to Euro.

More in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia;-

‘There are 1.5 billion Muslims around the globe compared to 14 million Jews and we ought to stick together to fight them,’ said Muhammad Salleh.

On the United Nations’ resolution on the Israeli invasion of Gaza, he said, ‘the UN is a lame duck. Too much belong to the Jews… Hollywood, the media… the list goes on and on. We must not touch, buy or use Jewish products.’

Muslim Consumers Association of Malaysia (PPIM) secretary-general Datuk Dr Ma’mor Osman said the people should boycott American products although it was their choice.

‘We should detest the dehumanisation and incursion which threaten world peace. Those devoid of human norms do not care the pain inflicted on others,’ he said.

Malaysian should continue develop food chains and products while the people should give preference to local products, he said, adding that Malaysians should emulate South Koreans and Japanese who support local goods.


P/S: There are real foods in containers and packets that you can get instantly at vending machines in Japan. Certain foods doesn’t even require you to add any sauce but it tastes as delicious as real ones. Despite our tries on the sandwich vending machines a while back, maybe the aspiring inventors in Malaysia can learn a thing or two from the Japanese to invent something other and attract more people to support Malaysian local products. 

To know more about various kinds of vending machines in Japan, you can click here.

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