SUBANG JAYA – There is no boycott on non-Muslim products, said the Managing Director of Mydin Mohamed Holdings Berhad, Datuk Wira Dr. Ameer Ali Mydin.
According to him, the Muslims and Malays prioritise on Bumiputera products as it is strongly related with the demands of their religion.
Repeating his stand on the buy Malaysia products campaign, he said, some people are fair and they buy non-Muslim products if such products are not produced by Muslim producers.
He said, the national economy will not be affected by that as some supermarkets managed by bumiputeras also source their supplies from the non-Muslim manufacturers.
“There is no issue on what is happening currently. The Muslims and Malays have been prioritising products that are 100 percent halal.
“The non-Muslim producers also benefit from this as their products received the attention from the Muslim entrepreneurs,” he told the media after the Launch of “Love MY Palm Oil” carnival organised by the Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC) at USJ Mydin, Subang Jaya today.
The campaign was officiated by the Minister of Primary Industry, Teresa Kok.
Also present was the Chief Executive Officer of MPOC, Datuk Dr. Kalyana Sundram.
Yesterday, the Cabinet decided that the efforts to boycott products produced by non-Muslims is unreasonable.
The Prime Minister Department said in a statement that the meeting chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr. Wan Azizah Wan Ismail has rejected the narrow minded mentality which was purely based on racial sentiments played by certain quarters.
“It could affect the national harmony and peace.
“On the contrary, the people are encouraged to support the campaign of buying products made in Malaysia as it would give a positive impact to the country,” said the statement. -MalaysiaGazette