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Chicken prices in Malaysia have not shot up since subsidies removed, says minister

ANN/THE STAR – The price of chicken has not shot up in the first two days following the removal of subsidies, said Malaysian Agriculture and Food Security Minister Datuk Seri Mohamad Sabu.

The also said there was no shortage of supply based on his observations so far.

“When we floated chicken prices starting on Wednesday, there was no sudden increase in the price. There was also no problem with the supply. The situation is normal,” he told reporters when visiting a fruit market in Bintulu, Sarawak in Malaysia yesterday.

Mohamad called on chicken traders and farmers not to take advantage of the situation but to sell poultry at the market price.

He said there had been no complaints about the price in the last two days, but the ministry would continue to monitor the situation.

File photo of chickens in Malaysia. PHOTO: AFP
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