- The government will ensure local products to ensure the success of the Buy Malaysian Products campaign that will be launched soon
The government will ensure local products are of high quality to ensure the success of the Buy Malaysian Products campaign that will be launched soon to tackle the depreciation of the ringgit.
Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Minister Datuk Hamzah Zainuddin said the Buy Malaysian Products campaign should not be dependant on the government’s effort but manufacturers must ensure their products are attractive.
“We don’t want us to conduct this campaign but manufacturers taking advantage to produce low quality products, which will compel consumers to buy products from abroad, and in turn force us to import them.”
He said the Buy Malaysian Products campaign, which was earlier scheduled to be launched in October, would be held earlier to reduce imports and help the domestic economy.
“The purchasing power in the hands of the consumers must be used in the best possible manner by only buying local products.”
Hamzah also refuted a report by a portal claiming that the Small Retailer Transformation Programme encountered many problems, saying a study showed 95% of the traders who took part were successful in boosting their businesses.