KUALA LUMPUR – Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said his statement to boycott greedy traders which had gone viral on social networking site since Monday, was not an instruction, but a wise move which should be taken by consumers.
The Minister of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry said every consumer must think and act smart as purchasing power was completely theirs and they are the voice of the majority in the course of trade between buyers and dealers.
“I have explained to my friends on Facebook that the responsibility lies in their hands because they are the majority while traders are a minority. How can the minority manipulate the majority? Of course it is not possible,” he said in Dialogue aired on RTM live on TV1, Wednesday night.
The programme themed ‘Jihad Against The Middleman’ was hosted by Sayed Munawar Sayed Mustar.
Ismail Sabri said every agency under the ministry and together with the association of fishermen and farmers should also play their respective roles and cooperate in the fight against middlemen who had suppressed fishermen and farmers and reaped huge profits. – BERNAMA