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Malaysian chicken export curbs ruffle feathers

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) – Malaysia’s move to cut exports of chickens to control soaring prices and combat domestic shortages ruffled feathers yesterday, with neighbouring Singapore warning of supply disruptions.

The Southeast Asian nation is the latest country to curb food exports as prices surge, after India banned wheat shipments and Indonesia temporarily halted palm oil exports.

Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced late Monday that the export of up to 3.6 million chickens a month would be halted from June 1 “until prices and supply stabilise”.

More details on Wednesday’s Borneo Bulletin

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