McDonald’s Malaysia has filed a lawsuit against a local pro-Palestine group, the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Malaysia, for defamation and loss of earnings. The fast-food chain alleges that the group spearheaded a boycott campaign against its restaurants, causing significant damage to its business.
Key Points of the Lawsuit
- McDonald’s Malaysia denies the allegations made by the pro-Palestine group, stating that it does not support or condone the current conflict in Gaza.
- The company claims that it has faced profit losses, job cuts, closures, and reduced operating hours across its outlets due to the boycott campaign.
- McDonald’s Malaysia is seeking damages amounting to $1.31 million (6 million ringgit).
- The pro-Palestine group alleges that McDonald’s Malaysia has used its brand logo in a manner deemed related to the genocide in Gaza, which is not true.
- The lawsuit highlights the sensitive nature of the Israel-Palestine conflict and the potential consequences of using it for political gain.
McDonald’s Malaysia has filed a lawsuit against the pro-Palestine group over a boycott campaign that allegedly caused significant damage to its business. The fast-food chain denies the allegations made by the group and seeks damages for the losses it has incurred due to the boycott campaign.