KUALA LUMPUR: The National Association of Patriots (Patriot) today called on politicians who started the campaign to boycott non-Muslim-made products to stop it immediately.
Its president Brig Gen (Rtd) Datuk Mohamed Arshad Raji said everyone must think as Malaysians instead.
“The campaign to boycott such products which was started by them (politicians) will only meet with failure as there are other major economic issues that needed attention.
“(Among) The issues include the national poverty rate, as announced by an expert from the UN (United Nations) that the actual rate was between 16 to 20 per cent and not at the official 0.4 per cent.
“The unemployment rate for those aged between 15 and 24 years is still high at 10.4 per cent.
"The average household debt is also high at 83 per cent of the of GDP. The weak position of the ringgit compared to the American dollar will lead to inflation,” he said in a statement here today.
Patriot also called on Malaysians, regardless of race, to use their wealth and positions to generate job opportunities and strengthen the national economy.
The association also said that it also hoped to see fairer distribution of the national wealth. - Bernama