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Distress in Singapore as Malaysia bans chicken export

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA (AP) – Diners in Singapore are bracing for prices of their national chicken-and-rice dish to soar as neighbouring Malaysia prepares to block exports starting today to increase supplies in its own markets and hold down surging prices.

Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced last week that, beginning today (June 1), Malaysia will ban exports of 3.6 million chickens a month until domestic prices and production stabilise. The move is felt most in Singapore, which sources a third of its poultry from Malaysia.

More details on Wednesday’s Borneo Bulletin