Muslim consumer group to launch online watch on pricey goods after racial boycott call


(MMO) – The Muslims Consumers Association of Malaysia (PPIM) will start a website next week listing traders to boycott, following a minister’s call on Malays to stop their patronage of ethnic Chinese businesses to force a price drop.

PPIM chief Datuk Nadzim Johan said the group is gathering data on businesses that refused to lower their prices despite the oil slump, daily New Straits Times reported today.

“This move is to help consumers compare prices before they shop. This is also a way of deferring traders from increasing their prices recklessly,” he was quoted saying.

The website will list traders and their products’ prices for consumers to boycott, adding that the project will involved 20 non-governmental organisations (NGO), Nadzim said.

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