Malays are seldom racists, misguided maybe, but there is no inherent racism in them. Ibrahim Ali and those of his ilk is a different kettle of fish.Even they are not racists, they are just very angry Malays.
Ismail Sabri's choice of word may not be pleasing to some people's ears, but he made a very specific and profound statement...."boycott the Chinese traders who refused to lower prices" , the emphasis was on "those who refused to lower prices"
If people have not read between the lines there would not be a problem, or allegation of racism. He did not say boycott all Chinese traders, just those who refused to lower prices.
Can you blame him?
Let's get our perspective right, the reality, almost 90% of retail businesses in this country are in the hands of the Chinese in urban and semi-urban areas and the majority of consumers are Malays/Bumiputras with limited spending power.
The non-Chinese outlets are minute, insignificant and immaterial to mention.
Sometimes, when push comes to shove, bluntness get noticed.