Sunday, May 19, 2013

Boycott Chinese Businesses

Now pro-UMNO bloggers and the Muslim Consumers Association Malaysia (PPIM) have begun a campaign to boycott Chinese businesses or at the very least buy goods sold by Chinese companies last.

Domestic Trade, Cooperative and Consumerism minister, Hassan Malek (left) had said that while Putrajaya does not approve of the anti-Chinese crusade, he will not block their right to do so.

Some of the products facing the UMNO Malay embargo and singled out include Massimo bread, Cap Sauh wheat flour, kopitiam chains Old Town White Coffee and Pappa Rich, convenience store 99 Speedmart, hypermarket/supermarket Econsave and Buruh cooking oil.

I think they forgot to mention boycotting Michelle Yeoh’s movies.

Anyway, are these buffoons who are making the call really serious?

And what about those groveling Chinese businesses who had been throwing money at UMNO and organizing mega dinner parties for BN during the GE13 campaign period – they will be affected too, right? Well, it serves them right!

So are Chinese consumers expected to take this challenge lying down? Are they going to retaliate? Will they start to look at their consumption of products and services in Malay and Chinese terms?

Thank you, Najib Razak for labeling the GE13 results as a “Chinese tsunami” – you started it – and this was promptly picked up by other UMNO sychophants and quickly followed by thrashy Utusan Malaysia which described the same outcome as a “Malay versus Chinese” vote. The floodgates have already opened and it’s “Chinese-bashing” time. In the meantime, Najib purses his lips and the racial polemics are likely to escalate.

And what do I think? I would rather boycott the businesses owned by UMNO and their Chinese (and Indian) cronies! It makes more sense, does it not?

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