SHAH ALAM, Dec 8 — Consumers have been urged to be careful and check the authenticity of products which use brands from Palestine before making purchases, as there are complaints that many fake products are claiming to be from that country in the market.
Al’Ard Far East Sdn Bhd director Nazran Abd Mutalib said that only a few companies in Malaysia have obtained export verification certificates from the Palestinian side thus far.
“There are several products which purportedly come from Palestine that have been sold in the market. Therefore, I remind the public to always be vigilant and not be deceived into buying these fake products,” he told the media here today.
Earlier, the Palestinian Ambassador to Malaysia Walid Abu Ali launched the ‘Palestin Di Setiap Rumah’ campaign, organised by Al’Ard Far East, which was held to prevent buyers from being deceived by the sale of fake products in the market.
Nazran added that the largest soap manufacturer in Palestine, Al Jamal, had contacted him recently asking for help in combating the sale of counterfeit products of the brand in this country.
He also added that, through the campaign, his company aims to raise funds worth RM3 million to be channelled to Palestine.
“Apart from that, the campaign aims to share the goodness of Palestinian products based on organic olive oil grown locally. The motto of this campaign is ‘Helping oneself help Palestine’, referring to the health benefits enjoyed by consumers of high-quality Palestinian products,” he said.
Throughout this campaign, Al’Ard will share materials in the form of education, social impact and fund collection, from time to time, through the website https://alard.my.
Meanwhile, Walid said that the best way to support and help the Palestinians is to buy their original products, because that step will develop the economy and benefit the people transparently.
“Palestinians do not want sympathy. We do business as a way to improve the economy. Therefore, I would like to appeal to Malaysians to check the authenticity of products which come from Palestine before purchasing, to avoid fake products,” he said.