The report was lodged in response to claims that McDonald's Malaysia was a direct contributor to the political conflict. "The claims coming from these parties that say McDonald's Malaysia contributes a fund to Israel is a false and slanderous accusation. Azmir said McDonald's Malaysia had also released a statement on Dec 8 saying they did not support the conflict. Azmir clarified that McDonald's Malaysia is not involved in the programme nor have they contributed anything to JUF as it is a US-based welfare group. "McDonald's Malaysia also have the right to claim compensations from the parties who have contributed to the boycott.