Flags of the victorious coalition fly in Georgetown. Photo: Reuters

Chinese firms in Malaysia face calls for boycott

Malay NGOs are demanding boycotts of Chinese businesses following Malaysia's divisive election, to teach them "a lesson" for backing opposition candidates. More than 20 non-governmental organisations and the Muslim Consumers Association of Malaysia (PPIM) called upon the country's Malays, who make up 60 per cent of the population, to boycott Chinese firms, according to a message posted on PPIM's website.