Frozen chicken imports temporary measure to stabilize retail prices, consumer minister says

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PUTRAJAYA: The government’s decision to import frozen chicken is a temporary measure to stabilize prices at the retail level, Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi said.

“There is more demand than supply. That is why we are bringing supply and hope that at the retail level the prices will go down because there is more competition for the supply of chicken. “said the Minister of Internal Trade and Consumer Affairs after the Malaysia Excellence Business. Prize giving here Thursday (December 9) evening.

He was explaining the government’s decision to import frozen chicken to provide consumers with a cheaper price option.

Nanta said the government had tried to control the price of chicken through a price cap under the Maximum Price for Malaysian Families (SHMKM) program.

The maximum price for standard chicken is set at RM 9.30 per kg for retail sales and RM 8 per kg for wholesalers on the peninsula except Langkawi.

In another development, Nanta, who is also general secretary of the Gabungan Party Sarawak (GPS), said the decision of the independent candidate for Krian state seat, Datuk Ali Biju, to withdraw from the 12th election of the The state of Sarawak underlined the close relations between Bersatu. and GPS.

Nanta also said that GPS would be able to win state elections this time around, especially in rural areas, as its election manifesto focused on relevant initiatives.

Among them, the intensification of development, assistance to those affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as the Sarawak government’s long-term plan focused on the development of e-commerce. -Bernama

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