A Muslim group has called on people in Malaysia to boycott Starbucks over their pro-LGBT stance, days after a similar boycott was announced in Indonesia.
Perkasa, a Muslim group with around 700,000 members, called for the boycott until the company shifted its views in line with that of the rest of the country. They also called for the company to have its license revoked until the shift had taken place.
Speaking to Reuters, Amini Amir Abdullah, who heads Perkasa's Islamic affairs bureau, said: "Our objection is because they are promoting something that is against the human instinct, against human behaviour and against religion. That's why we are against it."
Anwar Abbas of Muhammadiyah, the second largest Muslim organisation in Indonesia, called upon the government to revoke the trading license for Starbucks until it fell in line with the nation's religious ideology.
The two Muslim groups were happy for business to be brought to their nations, they said, but not liberal values. The boycott calls were sparked by comments made by Starbucks chairman Howard Schultz.
Schultz said that he and the company embraces diversity and that "not every decision is an economic decision. If you feel, respectfully, that you can get a higher return than the 38% you got last year, it's a free country. You can sell your shares in Starbucks and buy shares in another company."
Starbucks Malaysia is yet to comment on the proposed boycott.