My report is about the Muslim Consumers Association of Malaysia that had created a huge buzz and began a boycott on top 5 U.S products i.e. Starbucks, Colgate, Coca-cola, McDonalds and Caltex. In my opinion, the Muslim Consumers Association of Malaysia did not have a direct effect for the situation. What the association was trying to accomplish by the "boycott U.S products campaign" had not met it's purpose, which was for an immediate affect of cease fire for the airstrikes to Gaza. The numbers were clear and speaks louder.
This over reaction could be due to powerful sentiments at the time, it had Malaysians hyped up for a month and then the situation of the campaign had simply "flopped". From my observations Malaysians continue to sip Coca-Cola, dine in Chillis, fill up their tanks in Caltex, and have morning coffees in Starbucks.
"We urge Muslim consumers internationally to unite..." said Ma'amor Osman, an official with the association and urged the Malaysian government to end all its contracts with U.S.-owned firms.
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The outcome of the situation in Gaza was that it immediate ceased fire a few days before Barack Obama's inauguration.
However, I personally applaud the Muslim Consumers Association Malaysia for making an effort. It does not add an immediate pressure and creating a buzz that's worth remembering.
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