Muslim food vendors in Kuala Lumpur. Photo: AP

Non-Muslim goods boycott a ‘ticking time bomb’ in Mahathir’s Malaysia

  • On social media groups, Malay-Muslims have been urged to avoid buying goods, including halal products, sold by non-Muslims
  • PM Mahathir has advised against the boycott, while a member of a royal family has rebuked purveyors of hate speech, calling their acts a ‘ticking time bomb’
Topic |   Malaysia

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Muslim food vendors in Kuala Lumpur. Photo: AP
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Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. Photo: AP

Mahathir Mohamad tells Malay-Muslims to ‘work harder’

  • Controversial remarks by the Malaysian leader come amid rising racial tensions and a campaign calling for a boycott on ‘non-Muslim’ products
  • His words have been seized on by the right-wing opposition, just days ahead of a mega-rally to mark Umno’s partnership with the Malaysian Islamic Party
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Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. Photo: AP
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