Maqis begins enforcing chicken export ban


KUALA LUMPUR: The Agriculture and Food Industries Ministry will ensure no chicken exports take place starting from Wednesday (June 1), in line with the Cabinet decision on May 23.

The ministry, in a statement Thursday, said that the ban would be enforced through the Malaysian Quarantine and Inspection Services Department (Maqis).

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The ministry said that to ensure the ban was complied with, permits covering the export of live chicken, round chicken carcass, chicken meat cuts and chicken-based food products would no longer be issued.

"All permit approvals to export the commodity from June 1, 2022, are cancelled and blocked.

"Physical control at all exit gates has been implemented by Maqis enforcement officers and any attempt to export the commodity is not allowed,” the statement read.

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According to MAFI, action under Section 11(2) and 1(3) of the Malaysian Quarantine and Inspection Services Act 2011 (Act 728) could be taken against anybody flouting the regulation.

It said that if found guilty, offenders could fined not exceeding RM100,000 or jailed not more than six years or both.

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According to the ministry, for the second or subsequent offences, offenders could be fined not more than RM150,000 or jailed for not more than seven years or both.

Any queries on the chicken export ban can be submitted via e-mail to feedback@maqis.gov.my, the statement added. - Bernama

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