Buy Muslim First campaign tests race relations in Malaysia

It began as a campaign for Muslims to be more vigilant about halal, or syariah-compliant, products.

But Malaysians are living in interesting times and the last few months have seen the Buy Muslim First campaign gain momentum and morph into what is seen as a boycott of goods and services produced by non-Muslims.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 11, 2019, with the headline 'Buy Muslim First campaign tests race relations in Malaysia'. Print Edition | Subscribe