Don't 'play' with chicken supply to fix prices, Deputy Agriculture Minister tells industry players

KUALA TERENGGANU: Players in the country’s poultry industry should not continue to manipulate chicken prices by reducing the supply in the market as such actions burden the people, says Datuk Dr Nik Muhammad Zawawi Salleh.

The Deputy Agriculture and Food Industries Minister II said there should not be any shortage of chicken supply in the market.

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"If there is a shortage of chicken supply, it means that something not right is happening,” he told reporters at a Hari Raya celebration hosted by the Terengganu Malaysian Fisheries Development Board (LKIM) here Monday (May 23).

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According to him, the ministry is also working with the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry to investigate the matter.

He also hoped that players in the chicken industry could work with the government to help the people. - Bernama

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