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Muslim groups in Indonesia and Malaysia are calling for a boycott of Starbucks



Muslim groups in Malaysia and Indonesia are calling for a boycott of Starbucks due to the coffee shop chain's support of LGBTQ rights, The Associated Press reported.

Perkasa, a hard-line Malaysian nationalist group, called on its 500,000 members this week to avoid Starbucks. Last week, leading members of Indonesia's second-largest Muslim group, Muhammadiyah, denounced the chain to its 29 million members.

The groups likely reacted to comments that were made by former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz in which he voiced support for LGBTQ rights.

Perkasa released a statement in which it said that the Malaysian government should end the trade license it has granted Starbucks, as well as the licenses of other companies such as Microsoft and Apple that support LBGTQ rights.

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