On the 25th of January 2017, BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) Malaysia reported that items of clothing with the barcode assigned to Israeli companies (which starts with the numbers 729) were found to be on sale in Giant Supermarket’s.
Malaysia and Israel do not have diplomatic ties. In fact, Malaysia imposed a trade ban with Israel in 1974. Israel has found backdoor methods to infiltrate the market.
BDS Malaysia calls on Giant Hypermarket to immediately withdraw the above mentioned and other Israeli products, failing which we will take the following measures: Urge the Malaysian government to take action against Giant Hypermarket; and Conduct a nation-wide public campaign aimed at boycotting Giant.
Read what the Palestine chronicle says