Thursday, January 8, 2009

Should Malaysia Boycott US-made products?

The Star reported that the Malaysian Muslim Consumers Association will spearhead the nationwide boycott of US-made products after Friday’s prayers at the National Mosque.

The products targeted include cola soft drinks, gourmet coffee and cosmetics. The operators of Muslim restaurants would also stop selling cola drinks at their premises.

They are referring to US-made products but do they realise that the raw materials could have come from other countries and the boycott may affect the source countries, probably including Malaysia?

Who knows if things don't improve at Gaza, the list of products could even extend to some others that have factories here in Malaysia supplying the parts. Won't the decrease in demand affect our own workforce and their take-home pay? This is a vicious cycle whose initial step should be studied in depth before anything as drastic as a boycott is to be undertaken.

What are your views? Is this boycott a wise move?

3 comments:

  1. I think should boycott, the meltdown of their economy rite now with boycott should be good to effect USA economy.

    But M'sia alone won't do good, need a combination of many countries...

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  2. Kennhyn, oh no! US economy is already bad as it is and it also rubs off everywhere in the world, including Malaysia. Let's hope the ceasefire happens soon. Thanks for your thoughts. Cheers!

    MBL, no boycott! Good girl!

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