Sarawak’s “Buy Malaysia” campaign will begin with a fair at the Sibu Trade and Exhibition Centre here on June 26-28.

State Director of the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Department Awang Ahmad Khosri said the fair would also be held in Bintulu (July 30 to Aug 2) and Miri( Aug 6-8) before ending with the national-level closing ceremony in Kuching on Nov 2.

He told the media today that the national-wide campaign was to create and increase public awareness on the need to buy Malaysian goods.

“Consumers must be made to realise that local products are just as good as the imported ones. When they buy local goods which are cheaper in comparison, they are also contributing to the growth of the local economy,” he said.

Awang Ahmad said 100 to 150 participants, including producers of the national cars, electrical goods, furniture, clothing, food and health food, handicraft and tourism industry operators would be taking part in the campaign.