INTERACTIVE: Why is chicken so expensive? Here’s what you need to know.

  • Nation
  • Monday, 06 Jun 2022

In a bind: A worker putting chickens into a cage for transport to market at a poultry farm in Sepang, Selangor. Breeders are also urging the government to expedite subsidy payments. — Reuters

PETALING JAYA: The price of chicken – Malaysia’s favourite meat – has risen to what many consider alarming levels, affecting consumers and traders alike.

Standard chicken is being sold in many places at well above the ceiling price, in cases ranging from RM9.80 to RM10.50 per kg and at times up to RM17.90 per kg.

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