Boycott products by Jewish companies: PPIM

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 10 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