Thursday, September 25, 2014

2105) Operasi : Serbuan Ke Pusat Judi Di Sekitar Kuala Lumpur

25/9/2014-Persatuan Pengguna Islam Malaysia (PPIM) telah menyertai Operasi Banteras Aktiviti Haram (OPS BAH) Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur siri 4 bermula jam 8.00 pagi yang telah dianjurkan oleh Kementerian Wilayah Persekutuan

Pasukan Unit Tindakan Khas (UTK) PPIM telah diketuai oleh Y Bhg Dato' Nadzim Johan. Agensi lain yang terlibat selain PPIM adalah Polis DiRaja Malaysia (PDRM), Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur, Agensi Anti Dadah Kebangsaan (AADK), Jabatan Agama Islam Wilayah Persekutuan (JAWI) dan beberapa agensi lain.

Antara kawasan yang terlibat adalah Pekan Sungai Besi, Bandar Tun Razak dan Cheras.
































Saturday, September 20, 2014

2104) AKTIVITI PPIM: Perjumpaan bersama Pengurusan Suruhanjaya Pengangkutan Awam dan Darat (SPAD)

19 September, Kuala Lumpur- PPIM menerima kunjungan daripada  pengurusan SPAD yang diketuai oleh Encik Zamri B Mahmud, Ketua, Bahagian Pengangkutan  Awam Jalan Raya,SPAD untuk berbincang mengenai permasalahan melibatkan teksi seperti kadar tambang, TEKS1M, dan sebagainya. Turut hadir mewakili SPAD adalah Encik Zachary  Ismail B Zee Ismail, Ketua Khidmat Pelanggan SPAD dan Encik Nicholas Lee Khuen Fah,Pengurus Kanan Bahagian Projek Khas (Operasi).

Selain wakil PPIM, beberapa wakil Persatuan teksi juga turut bersama dalam perbincangan ini bagi mencari penyelesaian  bersama.

Diharapkan, kerjasama ini akan membawa manfaat kepada semua pihak terutamanya pengguna.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

2101) ABN NEWS 18/8/2014 - Pengetahuan GST di kalangan pengguna masih rendah - PPIM



Pengetahuan GST di kalangan pengguna masih rendah

KUALA LUMPUR- Kesedaran pengguna di negara ini berhubung perlaksanaan cukai jualan dan perkhidmatan (GST) yang bakala dilaksanakan tahun hadapan masih di peringkat rendah.
Ketua Aktivis Persatuan Pengguna Islam Malaysia (PPIM), Datuk Nadzim Johan berkata kerajaan perlu melabur lebih banyak kos bagi memperkembangkan pengetahuan pengguna berhubung GST ini memandangkan ia masih di tahap 5% sahaja.
“Kalau nak diikutkan GST ini kita bercerita mengenai cukai sebanyak 6%, sekarang ini kita pula membayar 10%, jadi kesedaran dan kefahanam pengguna masih tiada. PPIM tidak membantah, malah ia perlu bagi membiayai pembangunan negara kita,” kata Nadzim.
Tambahnya kebanyakkan pengguna juga masih tidak mengetahui produk apakah yang akan dikenakan GST dan sebaliknya.
Malah pengguna sering dimomokkan oleh sesetengah pihak bahawa 6% itu adalah membebankan rakyat, walhal ia tidak malah terdapat banyak negara lain yang mengamalkan GST sehingga 20%.
“Ini adalah GST Malaysia jadi saya rasa kalau tidak ada momokan daripada pihak luar yang tidak munasabah, ini tidak akan menjadi masalah kerana pengguna di Malaysia ini selalu kena tipu, kerjanya asyik ditipu, di musim perayaan barang bukan naik 6% tetapi naik berpuluh-puluh peratus kadang-kadang berates peratus,” katanya.
Justeru yang diharapkan kepada kerajaan adalah hasil kutipan GST digunakan sebaiknya oleh kerajaan tanpa sebarang ketirisan.
Menurut Nadzim dengan kutipan GST juga diharapkan dapat membantu kerajaan menaikkan gaji orang awam di sesetengah sektor negara ini yang dirasakan mampu menyelesaikan pelbagai masalah rakyat.
Kerajan juga disarankan mengadakan beberapa roadshow serta kumpulan tertentu seperti dilakukan badan bukan kerajaan (NGO) lain yang sama-sama berusaha menjelaskan sebaiknya kebaikan GST.
“Setakat ini mungkin tidak mencukupi kerana jumlah GST yang perlu dikutip adalah RM30 bilion ringgit, kos memberi penjelasan baru cecah berbelas juta, mungkin agak sukar kerana rakyat Malaysia berpuluh juta.
“Kos untuk penyampaian ini perlu diperuntukkan agar matlamat menghebahkan perkara ini sampai dan tidak punah dipertengahan jalan kerana banyak ‘gudang’ fitnah,” katanya.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

2100) HARIAN METRO 15/8/2014 - 150 aduan sebulan - PPIM


150 aduan sebulan

Kuala Lumpur: Mengejutkan apabila terdapat lebih 150 aduan membabitkan pelbagai jenis kegiatan tidak bermoral seperti perjudian dan pelacuran yang dikongsi pengguna Internet di laman blog kendalian persatuan Pengguna Islam Malaysia (PPIM) sejak sebulan lalu.

Menerusi laman maksiat.blogspot.com, ia memberi gambaran betapa masih banyak yang perlu dilakukan pihak berwajib untuk membanteras gejala berkenaan bagi memastikan tiada lagi aktiviti seumpamanya di negara ini.

Aktivis PPIM Dr Izham Nayan berkata, ia secara tidak langsung menunjukkan terdapat keperluan untuk saling bekerjasama antara pihak berkuasa dengan orang ramai bagi mencari jalan penyelesaian pelbagai isu berbangkit.

"Ada yang terus memuat naik gambar berserta keterangan lokasi pusat judi dan sarang pelacuran. Setakat ini berdasarkan rekod yang ada, kita terima lebih 150 aduan pelbagai kategori. Semua maklumat dikemas kini dan setiap hari minggu kita ada aduan baru," katanya.

Dr Izham berkata, kebanyakan entri pada blog berkenaan meminta pihak berwajib mengambil tindakan tegas terhadap pemilik premis kerana secara terang-terangan melanggar peraturan serta mengganggu sensitiviti umat Islam.

"Sebagai badan bukan kerajaan (NGO) Islam yang mempunyai ramai ahli, PPIM mewujudkan laman berkenaan bagi membantu orang ramai menyalurkan maklumat atau sebarang kegiatan di sekeliling mereka.

"Daripada blog itu, kita akan kumpulkan data berkaitan dan merujuk perkara itu kepada pihak berwajib seperti polis dan jabatan agama," katanya.

Justeru katanya, ahli PPIM di seluruh negara diminta menyalurkan maklumat seperti gambar dan alamat premis yang menjalankan kegiatan mencurigakan di kawasan masing-masing untuk tindakan susulan.

"Orang ramai yang ingin menyalurkan maklumat boleh menghantar gambar dan alamat ke aplikasi WhatsApp di talian 019-9130000 atau menghantar ke emel muslimconsumers@ gmail.com," katanya.


2099) BERITA HARIAN 15/8/2014 - PPIM harap ada dana tangani isu kesucian produk - PPIM



PPIM harap ada dana tangani isu kesucian produk

Kuala Lumpur: Persatuan Pengguna Islam Malaysia (PPIM) berharap Bajet 2015 turut menyediakan peruntukan bagi menangani isu kesucian produk selain meningkatkan pengecualian cukai untuk barangan dan khidmat kesihatan.

Antara langkah dicadangkan ialah menambah makmal bertauliah untuk menjalankan ujian halal ke atas produk, manakala kadar pengecualian cukai bagi kos pembelian barangan kesihatan seperti ubat-ubatan serta insurans diri dan keluarga, dinaikkan.

PPIM juga menyarankan supaya bantuan khas tunai secara 'one off' kepada golongan memerlukan seperti orang kurang upaya (OKU), rakyat miskin termasuk pelajar dan miskin bandar serta pesara tentera tidak berpencen, turut diberikan perhatian.

Setiausaha Agungnya, Datuk Dr Maamor Osman (gambar), berkata kerajaan perlu serius dan komited melindungi serta memperkasa kepentingan umat Islam, maruah agama dan institusinya seperti Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia (JAKIM) supaya tiada keraguan terhadap kesucian produk.

Tumpuan khusus

"Peruntukan bagi menambah makmal bertauliah, contohnya bagi mengesan kehadiran DNA dalam produk perlu disegerakan, sekali gus dapat menyekat penyalahgunaan sijil halal," katanya.

Sementara itu, Ketua Aktivis PPIM, Datuk Nadzim Johan, berkata tumpuan khusus kepada langkah menangani peningkatan kos sara hidup dan meningkatkan taraf hidup rakyat berpendapatan rendah serta sederhana, termasuk miskin bandar perlu diberi perhatian dalam Bajet 2015.

"Lebih baik penekanan diberi kepada usaha menangani peningkatan kos sara hidup terutama memastikan subsidi dinikmati golongan sepatutnya. Selain itu, peruntukan bagi aktiviti hiburan perlu dikurangkan dan disalur untuk aktiviti lebih bermanfaat seperti keagamaan dan akademik," katanya.

Beliau juga berharap, gaji penguat kuasa undang-undang termasuk polis dikaji semula kerana kadar sedia ada masih di bawah paras miskin bandar dan tidak lagi relevan terutama bagi yang bekerja di kota besar, sekali gus menjejaskan produktiviti dan kualiti kerja mereka.

2098) BERITA HARIAN 13/8/2014 - Perkasa pendidikan kepenggunaan - PPIM



Perkasa pendidikan kepenggunaan

Kuala Lumpur: Kelompok muda perlu didedahkan kepada aspek hak kepenggunaan bagi memastikan generasi masa hadapan mempunyai pengetahuan mengenai setiap isu yang berlaku.

Setiausaha Kerja Persatuan Pengguna Islam Malaysia (PPIM), Datuk Nadzim Johan, berkata sudah terlambat bagi mendidik golongan dewasa kerana majoriti daripada mereka sudah menjadi komuniti pembeli selepas diterapkan fahaman itu sejak dahulu lagi.

Bagaimanapun katanya, generasi muda masih boleh dididik dan diterangkan bagaimana hak kepenggunaan adalah milik mereka dan bagaimana orang ramai bertindak dalam berhadapan sesuatu isu.

"Terdapat banyak hak kepenggunaan diabaikan kerana kita tidak mengetahui, sudah tiba masanya kerajaan memperkasa pendidikan kepenggunaan terutamanya kepada generasi muda seawal dari peringkat sekolah rendah.

Komuniti berpengetahuan

"Hanya melalui pendekatan ini kita dapat melahirkan komuniti pengguna yang berpengetahuan serta mampu bertindak sekiranya berhadapan tekanan daripada pasaran yang menekan," katanya ketika dihubungi BH semalam.

Berikutan itu PPIM mencadangkan suatu peruntukan khusus diberi kerajaan pada pembentangan Bajet 2015 khusus kepada menjalankan kempen serta penerangan kepada kanak-kanak sekolah di seluruh negara.

Nadzim berkata, dalam berhadapan tekanan kenaikan harga barang, Bajet 2015 diharap tidak `bersikap' negatif seperti pengumuman kenaikan caj atau cukai yang boleh menyebabkan orang ramai terus terbeban.

"Pengguna sentiasa menyokong kepada perkembangan ekonomi negara tetapi berhadapan tekanan apabila berhadapan isu kenaikan harga barang yang melampau.

"Apa yang kita mahu kadar tol, caj bil utiliti, yuran sekolah memandu tidak dinaikkan dan yang baharu kerajaan diminta memberi tumpuan kepada kadar parkir di ibu negara yang mencecah RM15 sejam ketika ini," katanya.

Turut ditekankan adalah pemantauan kepada syarikat telekomunikasi yang mengenakan caj tambahan tanpa mendapat kelulusan Suruhanjaya Komunikasi dan Multimedia Malaysia (SKMM) sehingga `mengejutkan' pengguna yang menerima bil.


Friday, August 15, 2014

2097) MALAY MAIL ONLINE 10/8/2014 - The fault in our boycott - PPIM


The fault in our boycott
AUG 10 — It is a wonder how much McDonald’s and Starbucks have managed to grow in Malaysia in the past decades, considering the seasonal “boycott” and brickbats they get from the Muslim community from their so-called links to Zionists or Israel.
But then again, perhaps the reason why they have stayed this long is because the boycotts themselves have been, well, seasonal.
And right now, the season has returned for the Muslim community to boycott these companies, and many others including Tesco, Nestle and Coca-Cola. Furthermore, the intensity of the boycott seems to be the fiercest this time around as the Israeli armed forces continue their military offensive in Gaza.
There is just something fascinating about Malaysian Muslims’ obsession with the decades-long Israel-Palestine conflict, that elevates it above mere concern over the atrocious crimes of humanity being perpetrated with utmost impunity by Israel.
Is it because most Palestinians are Muslims? Then again this frenzy totally outstrips concern for other Muslims facing calamities all around the world, from the Rohingyas in Myanmar, to those in the Central African Republic, and even minorities under the Islamic State.
Inadvertently, this frenzy has led many Muslims here to jump headfirst, ignorant of their own boycott itself. Many Muslims and Islamic NGOs here have based their boycott on information provided by an anonymous website called Innovative Minds (Inminds), which started out as a company providing Islamic software. The list of boycotted companies was also endorsed by the London-based group Islamic Human Rights Commission.
However, not only is a lot of the information provided by Inminds outdated (it was last updated two years ago), but the list of companies are also invalid in the Malaysian context. This is simply because the Malaysian branches of the companies mentioned in the list, although same in name, are different entities altogether.
Take McDonald’s, for example. A commonly used argument is that any money spent in Malaysian McD outlets will eventually reach Israel through the non-profit charity group Jewish Unity Fund (JUF).
Fact of the matter is, only the US-based McDonald’s Corp contributes to JUF. McDonald’s Malaysia, being a local franchisee and a different company, has no links with JUF aside from paying its parent company a franchising royalty.
For many, this is enough to implicate Malaysian McD as guilty of supporting Israel. They do not really care whether the money spent actually funds the Israeli army. A tenuous link is enough. 
I felt despair when I saw on Twitter young Malaysians producing a crude caricature of a flowchart linking McDonald’s Malaysia to Israel’s army as “concrete evidence” to justify their boycott. There were no sources, no numbers. Just a caricature, probably endorsed by an Islamic figure.
But then again, people do not want to be right. They just want to be righteous.
To be frank, there is a reason why the response to this conflict has always been such a frenzy: because it is being committed by Jews — which many Muslims see as their sworn enemies for centuries.
Unable to compete with the Jewish lobby worldwide, their giant multinational companies, or the Israeli state itself — with their more superior military and intelligence — the Muslim world might have felt that this time it has a chance to hurt the Jews where it hurts, and this boycott is their chance for a ‘jihad’ or a holy struggle.
Therefore, when presented with opposing arguments against their boycott — such as from the non-denominational BDS Movement Malaysia — some Muslims have even resorted to accusing the source or the messenger as pro-Jew or Zionists.
Some, bereft of facts to tackle the absence of evidence to implicate companies, fell back on that common Muslim accusation: that the Jews are born liars and tricksters, and there is no reason to believe these “facts” supplied by them.
The longer this boycott goes on, the more danger it will pose towards our fellow Malaysians who work for these companies.
We have already seen mass protests at McD outlets. We have heard anecdotes of McD and Starbucks staff being harassed and spat on. We have seen some publicly shame their consumers, with the attitude of “if you are not with us, you are with the Israelis”.
The way Malaysians are treating some of our fellow countrymen, it is as if they were the ones selling the bullets, the missiles, or the tanks that murdered those in Gaza. What fault did they commit in earning honest cash?
This is not a boycott. This is a misplaced, misguided show of anger and hatred. We are turning our own countrymen into targets, into proxies of a force that we ourselves cannot face.
Worse still, this is the sort of thing some see as a God-sent religious crusade, and there will be no reasoning with them.
When Muslim NGOs such as Ikatan Muslimin Malaysia (Isma), Perkasa, Pembina and the Muslim Consumers Association (PPIM) launch their month-long campaign today to show their rage, it will not be Israel which feels their anger. It will be our fellow Malaysians.
As for me, I will not be joining the boycott, at least not in this guise. I have no desire to be part of something which is steeped in ignorance, hatred, and at its heart is nothing more than a show of anti-Semitism.
- See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/opinion/zurairi-ar/article/the-fault-in-our-boycott#sthash.jvg4TVhI.dpuf

2096) MALAY MAIL ONLINE 10/8/2014 - At mass anti-Israel rally, Muslims told to emulate Hamas militant wing - PPIM



At mass anti-Israel rally, Muslims told to emulate Hamas militant wing 


KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 10 — Hundreds of pro-Gaza supporters attended an anti-Israel mass rally organised by Muslim NGOs today, where they were told to emulate the Hamas militant wing Al-Qassam Brigade.
The event, which starts off a month-long campaign of boycott and rallies called Bulan Kemarahan Ummah (The Month of Ummah’s Wrath), uses the slogan “We Are All Al-Qassam” as it called on Muslims nationwide to express their anger.
“We are all soldiers of Al-Qassam. Although we don’t launch any missiles, I hope our boycott, our campaign, our pressure this whole month will help to achieve our objective,” said Abdullah Zaik Abd Rahman, the executive chairman of Aman Palestin, a pro-Palestine NGO that headed the gathering.He then told the crowd to raise the flags of Palestine, Hamas, and the brigade everywhere in support of them.
“Let us insult Israel … Let us put Israel flags in our toilets, in public toilets. We can express our hatred until we give a clear message to Israel,” said Abdullah, who is also the president of Islamist group Ikatan Muslimin Malaysia (Isma).
“We are all agents to Al-Qassam. We are all agents of jihad,” said Ibrahim Hassan, the president of Muslim youth group Pembina in his speech, using the Arabic word for “holy struggle”.
Members of Aman Palestin were also wearing black t-shirts with the words” We Are All Qassam” and urged those updating the event on social media to use the hashtag #WeAreAllalQassam.
Some in the crowd, including children, also held up various placards supporting the Hamas wing.
Later, the crowd recited an oath for Gaza, which also included their utmost support for the Al-Qassam Brigade and Hamas, and the militant wing was described as “true heroes” afterwards.
To launch the month-long campaign, dozens of young men in black with green Al-Qassam headbands around their forehead led a military march while bringing flags of Palestine and the brigade.
Instead, he insisted that the money will go to the tens of thousands of victims of the military offensive in Gaza.
Besides Aman Palestin, Isma and Pembina, the campaign was also supported by Malaysian Muslim Consumers Association (PPIM), Perkasa and Pembela, among others.
The month-long campaign will include rallies and “peaceful boycott” of brands such as McDonald’s, Starbucks and HSBC.
The 20,000- strong Al-Qassam Brigade was formed in 1992 and has been responsible for numerous suicide bombings killing and wounding hundreds of civilians.
It was named after Izz ad-Din al-Qassam, a Muslim preacher of the Black Hand, an anti-Zionist and anti-British militant organisation, who was killed in 1935.

See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/at-mass-anti-israel-rally-muslims-told-to-emulate-hamas-militant-wing#sthash.RNvWOAYI.dpuf

2095) MALAY MAIL ONLINE 8/8/2014 - Malaysian groups vow a month of rallies to show anti-Israel ‘rage’ - PPIM


Malaysian groups vow a month of rallies to show anti-Israel ‘rage’ 

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 8 — Pro-Palestine and Muslim groups here will organise a string of flashmobs, demonstrations and boycotts in the month ahead for its nationwide “The Rage of the Faithful” campaign to protest Israel’s aggression in the Gaza conflict. 

The campaign, to kick off Sunday, comes despite concerns raised over the few violent rallies held for the same cause recently outside McDonald’s outlets.
“The campaign will be huge and it will express hatred against Israel through street and media campaigns,” Isma wrote on its website today, citing Aman Palestin Berhad chief executive director Awang Sufian Awang Piut.
The campaign, which will be launched at Astaka Taman Tasik Titiwangsa here is initiated by Aman Palestin and involves other Malay-Muslim non-governmental organisations like Isma, Perkasa, National Islamic Youth Association (Pembina) and the Muslim Consumers Association (PPIM).
“The street campaign will be mobilised by all involved NGOs using preparations by Aman Palestin such as flash mobs to boycott Israeli-linked products, embassy protests, nasyid groups and protests at tolls, among others
“The media campaign, on the other hand, will be mobilised through the social media using articles, posters, caricatures, logos, a ‘1 Million support Gaza’ online petition, etc,” Awang Sufian was quoted saying.
A pro-Palestine rally in Dataran Merdeka last Saturday saw calls to boycott all products linked to Israel.
A list of products and companies, including McDonald’s, purportedly with ties to Israel’s ZIonist regime has been circulating in the social media, although many have ended up there based on now-debunked hoaxes and obsolete links.
On Tuesday, violent rallies were held outside two McDonald’s outlets in Kerteh and Dungun, reportedly resulting in about 80 per cent loss of revenue at the two locations since.
A nationwide 24-hour boycott is expected to be held today against McDonald’s to protest against the fast food chain’s alleged links to Israel.
The popular fast food joint has since cried out against the protests, saying the real victims of a boycott of its products would be its mostly Malay-Muslim employees.
In an advertisement on page 11 of Malay language daily Sinar Harian yesterday, the local company was forced to repeat its previous insistence that the firm was not related to “any political activity, violence or oppression”, following accusations it was helping fund Israel’s attacks on Gaza.
“The real victims of these allegations are friends, workers and families who are the subject of discrimination and our franchisees who are working to make a living,” it said.
The fast food chain also pointed out that the company is a source of livelihood for more than 12,000 employees, over 85 per cent of whom are Muslims.
It also said 67 of the restaurants are owned and operated by 27 local franchisees, nearly half of whom are Malay-Muslims.
- See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/malaysian-groups-vow-a-month-of-rallies-to-show-anti-israel-rage#sthash.vV0dXTHp.dpuf

2094) SINAR HARIAN 15/8/2014 - Amuk Punya Logik dalam boikot - PPIM



Amuk Punya Logik dalam boikot

BEBERAPA outlet McD dan pekerja-pekerja diserang. Apakah puncanya? Mengapa tidak pula terlalu marah tahun-tahun sebelum ini? Yang penting diberi perhatian di sini ialah mengapa tiba-tiba obsesi boikot meletup sehingga tercetus ‘amuk’ yang ganas.

Psikologi amuk ini ada beberapa tahap. Tahap pertama tidak ganas iaitu apabila seseorang memendam rasa tidak puas hati terlalu lama dan berfikir dengan logik yang tidak proaktif yang saya namakan sebagai ‘Amuk Punya Logik’ (APL).

Contoh APL terdapat dalam kenyataan Datuk Nadzim Johan dari Persatuan Pengguna Islam Malaysia (PPIM). Beliau menyarankan agar pekerja-pekerja McD berhenti kerja sebagai jihad. McD mempunyai pekerja melebihi 12,000 dan 85% adalah Melayu Muslim.

Juga, hampir setengah pemilik francaisi juga adalah Melayu Muslim. Datuk Johan berkata bahawa penganut Islam jangan beri alasan tidak berhenti kerana rezeki adalah daripada ALLAH SWT. Tetapi cuba bayangkan bila golongan yang sudah dicengkam perasaan amuk membaca kenyataan Johan, apakah golongan ini akan buat terhadap pekerja-pekerja McD?

Menyuruh pekerja McD untuk berhenti kerja adalah modal air liur sahaja, tetapi adakah Johan bersedia berjihad dengan menderma sebahagian besar hartanya untuk membantu pekerja-pekerja McD seramai 12,000 ini sementara mereka mencari kerja yang setaraf? Datuk tak perlu bagi alasan kerana rezeki adalah daripada ALLAH SWT.

Duta Palestin di Malaysia, Dr Anwar al-Agha, berkata adalah tidak adil untuk menyalahkan pekerja-pekerja McD yang mencari sumber pendapatan. Lagipun, maklumat-maklumat tentang syarikat yang berkait dengan keganasan Israel tidak semestinya tepat.

Adalah lebih baik, kata beliau, untuk memberi tekanan kepada Amerika kerana baru-baru ini ia telah menyumbangkan RM718.8 juta kepada ketenteraan Israel. Logik Dr Anwar lebih realistik.

Bila Pertubuhan Aqsa Syarif Malaysia pula ditanya mengapa tidak boikot syarikat-syarikat Amerika yang lain. Jawapannya ialah ia hanya boikot syarikat-syarikat yang menyumbang kepada ekonomi Israel. Maknanya, seorang yang boikot McD sebelah pagi akan rasa OK untuk beli tiket Hollywood sebelah malam.

Saya terbaca salah satu pos FB yang mengkritik APL ini dengan mengajak pembaca untuk bayangkan Amerika sebagai sebuah ‘syarikat’ yang besar. Bila kita gambarkan demikian dan Amerika sebagai sekutu Israel, maka kita nampak logik realistik Duta Palestin tentang memberi tekanan kepada Amerika.

Logik Aqsa Syarif bersifat selektif mengikut arus perdana media. Dr Hafizi telah memberi alasan mengapa Aqsa Syarif tidak masuk Starbucks dalam list boikot mereka kerana ia adalah ‘high-end product’ iaitu produk untuk mereka yang bergaji tinggi.

APL bukan sekadar bersifat selektif tetapi condong mengikut arus perdana umpama bila satu kelas pelajar perempuan menjadi histeria, kelas yang lain juga akan turut histeria. Jika media heboh tentang boikot McD, biasanya golongan APL akan juga heboh tentang boikot McD tanpa fikir lebih panjang.

Saya melihat APL adalah secara keseluruhan hasil dari pemikiran jangka pendek, tidak upaya untuk melihat dan merancang jauh. Ini mungkin menjadi salah satu sebab membawa kepada amuk jangka pendek yang bersifat ekstrem.

Bagi pendapat saya, berita yang dilaporkan tentang McD hendaklah lengkap dan terpulanglah kepada pengguna sendiri untuk membuat penilaian tanpa ancaman. NGO Islam tidak memberitahu pengguna-pengguna bahawa McD sendiri mengalami ancaman boikot di Israel.

Persoalan perlu kita tanya, “Adakah boikot McD ini salah satu lagi misdirection - perhatian kita dialihkan kepada isu McD supaya isu-isu lain terlepas pandang?”

Terdapat kerisauan yang serius tentang bakal tercetusnya Perang Dunia ke-3 dan jika tercetus, Malaysia terpaksa memilih siapakah sekutunya di antara kuasa-kuasa besar. Amerika yang bersekutu dengan Israel atau Rusia yang bersekutu dengan China dan Iran atau ada alternatif lain?

Apakah Orde Dunia Baru selepas Perang Dunia ke-3? Mungkin masa itu, Israel Zionis tidak ada lagi tetapi siapakah pula mafia yang baharu? Adakah kita memberi sokongan kepada produknya sehingga memberi kemenangan kepadanya dalam Perang Dunia ke-3?

Thursday, August 14, 2014

2093) MALAY MAIL ONLINE 13/8/2014 - Quit in protest, Muslim group tells McDonald’s, Starbucks staff - PPIM


Quit in protest, Muslim group tells McDonald’s, Starbucks staff

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 13 — Workers of fast food giant McDonald’s Malaysia and coffee chain Starbucks were urged to resign to protest their employers’ alleged links to Israel by a Muslim consumer group, which said the act was “nothing” compared to atrocities against the Palestinians. 

According to Datuk Nadzim Johan of the Malaysian Muslim Consumers Association (PPIM), those who are reluctant to do so are only putting up “excuses” in their support for the Palestinians.
“We can find other jobs. Don’t tell me you’re happy working for those who are killing our comrades?” Nadzim told Malay Mail Online after an anti-Israel rally in Taman Tasik Titiwangsa here during the weekend.
“We don’t want to use any excuses in our struggle … Changing jobs is nothing. There is no issue here, I don’t even see it as an issue.”
He insisted that changing jobs is a minor effort compared to those who are sacrificing their lives in jihad, or holy struggle, in the Gaza.
“We have to return to our faith, that fortune comes from Allah. We have to be confident in our belief,” he added.
The rally on Sunday was to launch a month-long campaign by Muslim NGOs to protest Israel’s offensive in Gaza, which included rallies and boycott against companies such as British bank HSBC.
A pro-Palestine rally in Dataran Merdeka last Saturday saw calls to boycott all products linked to Israel.
A list of products and companies, including McDonald’s, purportedly with ties to Israel’s ZIonist regime has been circulating in the social media, although many have ended up there based on now-debunked hoaxes and obsolete links.
On Tuesday, violent rallies were held outside two McDonald’s outlets in Kerteh and Dungun, reportedly resulting in about 80 per cent loss of revenue at the two locations since.
A nationwide 24-hour boycott was already held on Friday against McDonald’s to protest against the fast food chain’s alleged links to Israel.
The popular fast food joint has since cried out against the protests, saying the real victims of a boycott of its products would be its mostly Malay-Muslim employees.
The fast food chain also pointed out that the company is a source of livelihood for more than 12,000 employees, over 85 per cent of whom are Muslims.
It also said 67 of the restaurants are owned and operated by 27 local franchisees, nearly half of whom are Malay-Muslims.
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